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Tour of the House

Bush Holley House with lilacs

 A unique presentation provides visitors with two distinct time periods: the New Nation (1790–1825) and the Cos Cob Art Colony (1890–1920). Eight evocative, well-documented rooms tell a story of change over time, while the historic buildings, landscape and gardens evoke the turn of the twentieth century when Cos Cob became the first art colony in Connecticut, a cradle of American Impressionism. Bush-Holley House welcomes visitors for guided tours.  Access to the house is by guided tour only; tours leave from the museum lobby in the new museum building adjacent to the parking lot.

The Bush-Holley House online tour and links to teacher and student resources were made possible by the National Park Service Cost Share Challenge Grant program.