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Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Iron Furnace

Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Iron Furnace Review

Hardware-store buffs and vintage-tool aficionados will feel right at home at this museum. Artist and author Eric Sloane (1905–85) was fascinated by Early American woodworking tools, and his collection showcases examples of American craftsmanship from the 17th to the 19th centuries. The museum contains a re-creation of Sloane's last studio and also encompasses the ruins of a 19th-century iron furnace. Sloane's books and prints, which celebrate vanishing aspects of Americana such as barns and covered bridges, are on sale here.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Kent-Cornwall Rd., Kent, CT 06757 | Map It
  • Phone: 860/927–3849
  • Cost: $8
  • Hours: Late May–late Oct., Thurs.–Sun. 10–4
  • Location: Kent
Updated: 12-23-2013

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