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“Open House day tours”

Butler-McCook Homestead
Ranked #26 of 51 things to do in Hartford
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Owner description: 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.
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!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Kathy E
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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 of blocks away which we paid a fee for. Amazing this house wasn’t demolished with other homes pictured on the walls. Worth the visit if you are interested in history and are in the area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank vhale1955
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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 the house on a whim. The house, representing the history of the families involved, has really eclectic mix of items and stories, which is enough for 4 stars.

However, the volunteers there were awesome. I had great personal 2 hour tour, and great conversations about some really random subjects. Their passion for history and the community is infectious…and deserves an extra star.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Scott A
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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.

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank BandLyn
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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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 411Luv2Travel
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