Girl Scouts

Hill-Stead Museum welcomes Girl Scouts of all ages and levels

This unique and breathtaking site offers both indoor and outdoor adventures in learning. The Colonial Revival mansion, built for Alfred and Ada Pope, was finished in 1901. It was designed by their daughter, Theodate Pope Riddle, who was a trail-blazing architect, an entrepreneur and a great supporter of educational innovation during her lifetime. The museum offers a rare chance to glimpse the past as it is filled with the original furnishings and collections the Pope family enjoyed. Its crowning jewel is the exquisite collection of French Impressionist artworks by famed artists that include Degas, Monet, Manet, Cassatt and Whistler. Now a museum, Hill-Stead offers a wide variety of learning experiences for Girl Scouts who want to learn more about history, architecture, women’s history, nature and art.

For more information, see our Girl Scout Programs Booklet.

Activity Fees & Reservations

Each activity held at Hill-Stead will be led by an experienced Museum Educator or Museum Guide. Fees include all materials and instruction and use of designated spaces in the museum or on the grounds for the length of program chosen. Each activity typically takes one hour to complete.

  • $10 per Girl Scout for a one-hour program (typically one activity).
  • $15 per Girl Scout for a two-hour program (two or more activities).
  • Up to two Troop Leaders receive free admission. Additional adult chaperones are $10 per person.
  • Contact the Education Department ( to discuss badge activity options and program structure.
  • Please contact us at least two weeks prior to your desired program to arrange a date.
  • Hill-Stead will send you an invoice prior to your program and all fees are due prior to the start of the program.