Connecticut Art Trail and Other Partners

Blue Star Museums

As a Blue Star Museum, Hill-Stead offers active-duty military families free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  For more information, please visit

Connecticut Art Trail

Connecticut Art Trail Art Pass: Visit 17 museums for $25

Discover Connecticut’s artistic treasures with a $25 Art Pass, valid for admission to all 17 world-class museums and historic sites, including Hill-Stead Museum, on the statewide Connecticut Art Trail. You determine a one-year time-frame; we admit you to 17 museums. Explore diverse, quality collections rich in history and heritage, including European masterpieces, American Impressionism, ancient art and contemporary culture.

To see a full list of participating museums and to purchase the Art Pass, visit You may also now purchase a pass for all 17 museums at Hill-Stead Museum; please inquire in the Museum Shop.

Connecticut Barn Trail

The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Barns of Connecticut project comprises a database of over 8,400 barns, including Hill-Stead’s own carriage barn, and the historic farms horse barn and hay barn.  Visit for seven regional guides to Connecticut barns of significance.

Connecticut Historic Gardens

Connecticut is home to many beautiful and unique gardens, both public and private. Fourteen historic gardens dotted throughout the state have joined to form Connecticut’s Historic Gardens. These delightful places offer visitors an opportunity to explore a variety of garden styles and time periods. Visit Connecticut Historic Gardens to find out more.

Connecticut Women’s Heritage Trail (CT Women’s Hall of Fame)

Throughout Connecticut’s history, wives, mothers and daughters maintained homes and businesses, cared for children and the infirm, provided family income, initiated social reform, inspired creative endeavors, achieved artistic brilliance and sometimes became heroines.  Indeed, women’s lives have been filled with rich experiences, and their daily contributions are an invaluable part of our history that has too often been overlooked. Visit the Connecticut Women’s Heritage Trail to find women’s stories, retold and reinterpreted to educate and inspire new generations of women and girls.

Farmington Heritage Alliance

The Farmington Heritage Alliance is a cooperative group of Farmington non-profit groups with a mission to support and promote the non-profit organizations we represent and work together on heritage or cultural-related projects. Too learn more, see the Farminton Heritage Alliance PDF >

Farmington Valley Historic Sites (FVVA)

Historic Sites of Connecticut’s Farmington Valley enhances the appreciation of the Farmington Valley’s rich history, by promoting communication among heritage groups and offering unique programs. Historic Sites is part of the Farmington Valley Visitors Association, a non-profit corporation, whose mission is to serve as a resource for residents, and to promote the Farmington Valley to individuals and businesses wishing to relocate to the area, and tourists wishing to experience all that the Farmington Valley has to offer. Learn more at

Photograph by Deborah Key.