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Barnes Museum

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85 N Main St, Southington, CT 06489 85 N Main St, Southington Directions
Today 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Closed All Hours
+18606285426

For the best museum Southington, CT, has to offer, we'll see you at Barnes Museum. This museum is calling your name! Give them a call today.

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Report | 3 months ago
This was a wonderful experience! We learned so much from the curator about the family and history of the property. We will take out of town visitors here for sure!!!
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Report | a year ago
Pretty interesting, good place to go to if you have nothing to do.
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Report | a year ago
The tour guide was so knowledgeable and cared so much about the Barnes and all the stories that went with it.
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Report | a year ago
This is a hidden gem of a museum. Highly recommended must see.
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Report | 2 years ago
Very nice staff.
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Report | 2 years ago
wonderful "frozen in time" look at a home with family's actual possessions from 1860 to 1980s wonderful tour
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Report | 2 years ago
Curator, Marie takes pride in her work and is passionate about sharing every little detail. I can't wait to go back at Christmas when it's all decorated! And looking forward to the car show as well!
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Report | 2 years ago
What a beautiful home right across from the YMCA in Southington. We had a fabulous tour. So many original pieces of furniture and accessories in the museum. What a great find on Groupon!
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Report | 2 years ago
Fabulous items from mid 1800's well past the Civil War years. Extremely well documented.
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Report | 3 years ago
Go at an off-peak time and you will get a private tour. Good restropective on a family starting just before civil war. Great for historical buffs
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Southington's past is perfectly preserved within the restored home of Bradley and Leila Barnes—known today as the Barnes Museum—, where guests can peruse 17 rooms filled with antique furniture and personal belongings dating back to 1836. There, guests may feel they've stepped back in time, whether they're admiring the lace dresses, top hats, and other fashions of the times, or perusing Captain Andrew Upson's Civil War letters to find examples of old-timey emoticons. Even the plants surrounding the house have became a historical collection of sorts. A local Eagle Scout recently recreated the house's gardens as they were in 1922, guided by an article published in Country Homes magazine.

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