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Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 - 16:00
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A glorious piece of local history...

This tour is one NOT to miss...the history is fascinating and yet a bit tragic, the mansion has... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Erin E H
Norwalk, United States
Such a beautiful place to visit!

This was the first Real Mansion of it's time. What I love about this place is that it was built to... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Norwalk, Connecticut
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The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is regarded as one of the earliest and finest surviving Second Empire Style country houses ever built in the United States. The 62-room mansion was built by banker-railroad tycoon LeGrand Lockwood, who in 1864...more
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295 West Ave, Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850-4002
+1 203-838-9799
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This tour is one NOT to miss...the history is fascinating and yet a bit tragic, the mansion has been beautifully maintained, the staff is superb and it is very easy to get to. Parties are glamorous there and the Haunted Mansion in October is bewitchingly...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Erin E H
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This was the first Real Mansion of it's time. What I love about this place is that it was built to be a home, not JUST a summer showplace. It has a "homey " feel to it that is so special. Even though it is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Highly recommend the 90 minute guided tour. However, there were a number of exhibits that our docent pointed out (family, servant history and Victorian jewelry), but one was not able to stop or go back and view these exhibits. Hopefully, in the future, one will...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CelesteandJack
Reviewed 24 June 2018

If you like History and want to see it, this is a fun place to visit. The history and the tour they offer will give you a great insight into life and life of the rich and powerful of that time.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank avstrait
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We were driving from New York to Hartford and stopped here to break up the trip. This 150-year old mansion sits in the shadow of a freeway. They weren’t very busy the day we were there and are undergoing some renovations to the outside. It...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We visited at Christmastime to see the annual "Victorian Christmas" exhibits (which we hadn't seen in quite a few years), and we toured the entire house as well. Our tour guide was a retired teacher who took great care to make sure the kids in...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank George Y
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Took a tour of this historic mansion, had a wonderful guide. Learned a lot about the history of the family and Norwalk, in addition to the traditions of Christmas in the US (as this tour was between Christmas and New Years). House was decorated for...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Eva C
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

I walked bu the house on a raining day in April. The antique feeling of the house in the rain gave it a haunting vibe. Do recommend walking inside the house when it’s open (was not open when I walked by in April).

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank lukesawyer985
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Wonderful Place to visit and learn about the early beginning of Norwake in 1776 , The Estate of Lockwood Mathews is a Trip in time and most enjoyable , so many wonderful Rooms and Early Bathrooms hidden behind wall also used as HIDE AWAY against...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank goodwillbride
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This was a second stop on our see unusual places in CT tour. The mansion was outstanding. So much history to be absorbed and our guide Charon was up to the task. She explained so many historical anecdotes about both the Lockwood and the Mathews...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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