For Kids and Families

Kids and families will find many ways to explore Hill-Stead through hands-on activities and celebrations.

  • Explore Hill-Stead

    Hscavengerill-Stead has a new Scavenger Hunt, designed especially for our young visitors. With laminated images and a checklist, children will look carefully to find some very fun things in the museum. Return the completed list to the Museum Shop to collect a prize.

    With the Sunken Garden and walking trails through meadows, forests and pond habitats, Hill-Stead is the perfect place to discover the outdoors  Download a Hill-Stead Museum Trail Map (PDF)

  • First Sundays

    On the first Sunday of every month, 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.  Romp in Hill-Stead’s own natural playground of hiking trails, gardens and walking paths. Don’t miss live piano music during the self-guided tours!

  • May Market


    Photo by Deborah Key.

    This annual spring festival features children’s activities along with arts and crafts vendors, perennial plants, and lectures for adults.

    See May Market event information

  • Holidays At Hill-Stead

    Enjoy the Holidays at Hill-Stead with your children as you visit the house with its grand rooms festively decorated for the holidays.  Special tours are offered just for children while you shop for unique holiday gifts at the Hill-Stead Holiday Boutique.

    See upcoming holiday events