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Discovery Day at Hill-Stead

December 1, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The first Sunday of each month at Hill-Stead Museum is Discovery Sunday!

Families are invited to explore Hill-Stead and enjoy these Discovery Day activities

  • Self-guided tours run from 1 to 4 pm. Browse the collection at your own pace and engage in the ever-popular scavenger hunt challenge.
  • Enjoy beautiful melodies on the Steinway piano with Sunday pianist Peg Hunt at 2pm.
  • Romp in Hill-Stead’s own natural playground of hiking trails, gardens and walking paths.
  • Purchase a treasure in our Museum Shop, stocked with art supplies, toys, children’s books and much more.

Free with Museum admission or membership.
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Discovery Days take place on the first Sunday of each month.  For a list of upcoming dates, see Discovery Days in our Calendar.


Additional Holiday Events

HOLIDAYS AT HILLSTEAD
See the 1901 Colonial Revival house festively decorated for the holidays.
Regular museum hours, November 26 to January 6

HOLIDAY HOURS
Hill-Stead Museum will be open on November 29 &  December 31. Hill-Stead is closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, & New Year’s Day

HOLIDAY TEA & TOURS
Guided tours through the house followed by a half-hour tea service
for groups from 10 to 25 people.
Regular museum hours, November 26 to December 31; Reservations required

BOOK A HOLIDAY TOUR

DISCOVERY SUNDAY
Families are invited to explore Hill-Stead with self-guided tours and hands-on art projects.
December 1

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
Join us for a holiday shopping experience with artisan items, gifts and holiday decor.
December 7 & 8

Purchase Tickets

HILL-STEAD’S HOLIDAY PARTY
Usher in the Holiday Season with hors-d’oeuvres, wine, and good cheer. Tickets required.
December 12

PURCHASE TICKETS

HOLIDAY THEATRICALS
See costumed actors from Miss Porter’s School perform live period vignettes throughout the historic house on these family-friendly holiday tours. Tickets required.
December 14 & 15

PUrchase Tickets

For more information, see our Calendar.

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