Butler-McCook Homestead, Hartford

Butler-McCook Homestead, Hartford

The Butler-McCook Homestead is a historic landmark in Hartford that is not to be missed. This is one of the city's few surviving 18th-century homes that has been preserved to showcase the architecture of the 1700s and its further progression through the ages.

The 2-1/2 story house stands on about 2 acres of land, part of which is taken by formal gardens created by landscape architect Jacob Weidenman, the principal designer of Hartford's Bushnell Park. The main house was built in 1782 for Dr. Daniel Butler, a physician who kept his consulting room here.

Prior to becoming a museum, the house remained in the hands of Butler descendants for almost two centuries. Its furnishings and decorative items ranged from the Colonial through the Victorian eras.

Also part of the Butler-McCook Homestead grounds is the Main Street History Center, recounting Hartford's history with the Witnesses on Main Street exhibition, which is open for a self-guided tour.

Visitors who arrange a tour in advance will be taken on a unique and educational journey. After perusing the house, visitors can enjoy the gardens on their own. Those who time their visit just right may be able to take in an outdoor, evening concert or attend a lecture.

Tips:
Cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 18. All tours must be arranged in advance. Please call (860) 247-8996.

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Sight Name: Butler-McCook Homestead
Sight Location: Hartford, USA (See walking tours in Hartford)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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