Fodor's Expert Review Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Iron Furnace

Kent Museum/Gallery

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 century. 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 available for sale here.

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31 Kent–Cornwall Rd.
Kent, Connecticut  06757, USA

860-927–3849

www.ct.gov/cct/cwp/view.asp?a=2127&q=302262

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Rate Includes: $8, May–Oct., Thurs.–Sun. 10–4

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