Learning at Hill-Stead

Hill-Stead has so much to offer!

Hands-on learning, experiential events, performances, and celebrations take place at Hill-Stead throughout the year.

At Hill-Stead

Summer Fun

Celebrate the arts at From the Porch, our new multicultural performing arts series featuring music, dance, theater, and more.

Tour the 1901 Historic House. Currently, the house can only be seen by private tour. Register here

Let your young artists spend their Summer on the Hill at our new four-week half-day summer camp (July 14 to August 14).


Explore Nature

Our gardens and grounds are open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm for all to enjoy.

Grab a Trail Map and wander through meadows, forests, pond habitats, and our historic farm on our walking trails.

Search the Sunken Garden with our Flower Scavenger Hunt in the Sunken Garden.

Visit the new Pollinator Garden—an innovative garden designed to provide shelter and food for wildlife while supporting pollinators. Native plants attract a variety of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife by providing diverse habitats and food sources.

Virtual Hill-Stead

Online Resources

Take an armchair journey with our founder, Theodate Pope Riddle during her European Grand Tour (1888 -1889). Episodes 1 through 7 now available!

Get creative with our custom-designed coloring pages

Discover new perspectives when you enter Hill-Stead’s What Matters Most Photography Contest

Preparing for Fall Classes? Review our lesson plans and educator resources here

Video Offerings 

Learn about the Elements of Art in this video series with education specialist, Rachel Cutler




Virtual Programs with Live Instruction

Bring your students to Hill-Stead via Zoom or Google Classroom. Schedule a virtual school tour

Make a virtual visit with the sheep of Clatter Ridge Farm.

Private Zoom workshops are available for your class or group by appointment. Contact the Education Department to schedule (education@hillstead.org)