Discover Hill-Stead

Hill-Stead Museum, the 1901 Colonial Revival-style house designed by pioneering female architect Theodate Pope Riddle, is home to a magnificent collection of Impressionist masterpieces by Monet, Degas, Manet, Whistler and Cassatt; captivating Japanese woodblock prints; and superb decorative arts—all in an intimate family setting.

Throughout the year, Hill-Stead Museum offers family programs, children’s activities, and seasonal celebrations.  Check our Calendar for upcoming events.

Explore woodland trails throughout the scenic 152-acre estate or simply unwind in the beautiful Beatrix Farrand-designed Sunken Garden—home of the nationally-acclaimed Sunken Garden Poetry Festival.

  • The house is open for tours Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. The last tour begins at 3 pm.
  • The Grounds are open daily from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm.
  • The Museum Shop is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm.

Admission to the house:  $16 adults, $14 seniors,  $12 students, $8 for children 6 to 12, free for members and children under 6.  Not a member? Join now.

Hill-Stead welcomes groups of 10 or more people but requires advance reservation and a non-refundable deposit. Please reserve at least two to four weeks in advance of your visit.  For more information, see Group Tours, or contact the Education Department (860-677-4787 ext. 140 or

Photo by Deborah Key

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