Exclusive Private Guided Tours of Hill-Stead


Tickets must be purchased at least 48 hours in advance

Hill-Stead offers exclusive private tours on select Saturdays!

Enjoy this unique opportunity to intimately experience the Museum’s collections. This rare opportunity to go behind the scenes provides an in-depth look at the collections with detailed & authentic family and artist stories.  With full access to all period rooms, this two-hour exclusive experience offers an exceptional value.

In most instances, tours will be led by Hill-Stead’s Curator or the Director of Education

Tickets & Tour Information

All guests  |  $45

  • Tickets must be purchased online at least 48 hours in advance
  • Tours are up to two hours and available on select Saturdays at either 10:30 am or 1:30 pm
  • Tours can accommodate a maximum of six visitors and will only be given if all participants in the group wear face masks and comply with social distancing mandates in regard to Museum staff and other onsite visitors
  • Tours may be canceled with a refund at the Museum’s discretion.
  • Before your visit, please review Hill-Stead Museum’s complete Reopening Plan, visitor expectations, and waiver of liability here.

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I wanted to thank you for the wonderful tour you gave us last Saturday. Our friends were entranced by the story of Theodate Pope Riddle, her family, and the house that she designed…not to mention the exquisite works of art glowing on its walls!  It is always a magical place to visit, and you brought it to life in a delightful and fascinating way.

Whenever I visit, I am amazed anew at our good fortune in having such a jewel right here in the Connecticut River Valley.  I was reminded this time of visiting…the rather small building on the campus of the Shelburne Museum in Vermont that on the interior is a reproduction of the Havemeyer’s New York apartment, filled with gorgeous Impressionist works from their collection. The paintings there are magnificent, but the fact that the Hill-Stead is actually where the family had dinners and welcomed guests and sat in the library reading on a chilly afternoon makes it very special indeed.June 12, 2021

I want to thank you for the fabulous tour today. Your insight, anecdotes, and knowledge were delightful and certainly added to our appreciation and enjoyment of the tour and house.June 27, 2020
Thanks very much for the wonderful tour. We had a great time with you. I just became a member.July 27, 2020