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Butler-McCook Homestead

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Butler-McCook Homestead Review

Built in 1782, this home housed four generations of Butlers and McCooks until it became a museum in 1971. Inside is Hartford's oldest intact collection of art and antiques, including furnishings, family possessions, and Victorian-era toys that show the evolution of American tastes over nearly 200 years. The beautifully restored Victorian garden was originally designed by Jacob Weidenmann.

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  • Address: 396 Main St., Hartford, CT 06103 | Map It
  • Phone: 860/522–1806
  • Cost: $7
  • Hours: Apr., Oct–Dec., Sat.–Sun. 11–4; May–Sept.. Thurs.–Sun. 11–4
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  • Location: Hartford
Updated: 12-23-2013

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    Good historic house, if not the best in the city

    Very attractive house to visit, on the minus side not as essential a visit as the Mark Twain House, on the plus side located right downtown. Has a little museum and plenty of personal effects, as well as a nice garden space out back.

    by bachslunch, 10/19/08

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