April 11, 2016
$40. per person
295 West Avenue
Norwalk Exit 14
90 minute guided tour
Buffet lunch at museum
First time visit to renovated servants quarters
A National Historic Landmark since 1971, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is regarded as one of the earliest and most significant Second Empire Style country houses in the United States. Built by renowned financier and railroad baron LeGrand Lockwood between 1864 and 1868, the Mansion, with its unparalleled Gilded Age interiors and furniture, illustrates magnificently the beauty and splendor of the Victorian Era.
Downton Abbey has audiences visiting this landmark often asking about its servants and their lodgings.
The Mansion‘s domestic servants’ rooms “equal the chambers of a ﬁrst class hotel,” said The New York Sun in 1869.
LeGrand Lockwood’s forward-thinking spirit behind these quarters offered momentary repose from the physical demands of a seven-day work week and 10-hour shifts for those living under the same roof as the family. By following the servants’ paths through the mansion. visitors will experience three distinct worlds—public, family. and service—and the social etiquette strictly enforced during the mansion’s seven decades as a private residence.