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Interesting house and property

We were lucky to get a private tour. The house was grand and the garden outside was beautiful. The... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Belvidere, Illinois
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Best thing in Hartford

This was the best thing in the city. I did a last minute jaunt up to Hartford to check the box for... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Scott A
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Hartford's oldest remaining house, built in 1782 as the home to Eliza Butler and her husband Rev. John McCook, offers a fine collection of vintage furnishings, paintings and Oriental artifacts.
396 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-3001
+1 860-522-1806
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This household might have been an interesting tour, but the staff was not terribly knowledgable, and the top floor was not open to the public. The gardens are fantastic, though!

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to get a private tour. The house was grand and the garden outside was beautiful. The lady giving the tour was informative and took the time to answer question after question from my 8-year-old. We parked at a city lot a couple...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

This was the best thing in the city. I did a last minute jaunt up to Hartford to check the box for Connecticut in my quest for all 50 states. I was feeling kinda meh about the city, but then I decided to go into...More

2  Thank Scott A
Reviewed 22 May 2017

If you're into old restored homes with history this place is more than reasonable. Parking in rear, some gardens. Short walk to Wadsworth Atheneum, Ancient Burial Ground, Bushnell Park and several other nearby venues; a few blocks from CT river.

2  Thank BandLyn
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Stopped in for a quick look. The guide was VERY VERY informative. This family has a diverse history and it is worth a stop.

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I've been to an endless amount of New England historical houses and quite frankly they start all seeming alike. This one isnt well advertised and I've walked by it and not noticed it, but it's worth visiting. There is so much original items and informations...More

1  Thank brittany z z
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I was asked to be part of a reading at the Butler-McCook Homestead. I couldn't believe I had never heard of it before! It is a must-see for history buffs!

1  Thank JenJF5678
Reviewed 27 August 2015

History is just a short ride into Hartford on Main Street, you can step back into time and experience the past up close. You get the feeling that the old family is still there. Great history and a nice place to take the family! Must...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

The Butler-McCook House & Garden is a wonderful time capsule right on Main Street in downtown Hartford. Nestled between Bushnell Park and developing Front Street, this Georgian Colonial homestead is the oldest residence in this capital city. Steps from City Hall and the Wadsworth Atheneum...More

10  Thank Mary-EllenCallahan
Reviewed 21 September 2013

What an unexpected suprise! Visited during Envisionfest 2013. One section of the house is a fascinating history of Main St and the city of Hartford. You will see downtown in a whole new light - the Park River hidden beneath, the massive changes - and...More

4  Thank HikerTraveler
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11 April 2018|
Response from Havital M |
I wouldn't say it's a walking distance from the Mark Twain House, this house is downtown, well the end if downtown and the Twain House is not.