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“Excellent Tour”

Bush-Holley House Museum
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Cos Cob
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Owner description: A 19th-century boarding house where artists rented rooms and where the first Impressionist art colony in the United States was established.
New York
Level 6 Contributor
218 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Excellent Tour”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We took a tour of Bush-Holley House Museum. I was quite impressed with the depth of knowledge the docent had and the condition the house and surrounding area had been kept (for the pricey neighborhood). Even if you are not a history guru (I am certainly not), the tour will give you enough understanding of the life the family led then, and how the area has evolved since. Highly recommended.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Woodmere, New York
Level 6 Contributor
256 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“very interesting place”
Reviewed 11 October 2012

It's about art and history with some disturbing facts about the slaves who lived there. It was very informative.

Visited September 2012
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New York, New Yok
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Worth Visiting”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

A fascinating bit of preserved revolutionary war era Greenwich. It's location just underneath I-95 is an unfortunate reminder of the destruction wrought upon the environment by our progress.

Visited June 2011
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Bridgeport, CT
Level 6 Contributor
334 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Very Interesting place!"”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

If you are in the Cos Cob/Greenwich, CT area, plan to visit this historical place. I went because a friend was part of a tal about slavery in the area. I was amazed to know that this area has a historical site where slaves lived! With that in mind, the area intrigues me as I'm sure it will others.

Visited March 2012
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Terrific Docent”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

A house museum with special appeal for those who admire American Impressionists, with a very knowledgable and engaging docent.

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