“The Brinton has always been, for me, about dreams and possibilities. On my visits there when I was young, I would form fairy tale thoughts about living in such a beautiful place. The Brinton helped form my love of books and art. It is a ‘truth of place’ and spirit that makes the Brinton not about grandeur or importance; it is about understanding an elegant world simply by cherishing what matters.

Kendall Hartman

Member of The Brinton Museum's National Advisory Council

The Brinton Ranch House is Open June 1 through Labor Day

C. M. Russell, The Cowboy and the Lady Artist, watercolor and gouache, 1906

Allow our experienced and knowledgeable guides and docents to take you on a tour of the historic Brinton Ranch House! Throughout you will find original watercolors, oils, pen and ink drawings, historic documents and sculptures in their original setting. Brinton collected works by a wide range of artists, both regionally and nationally renowned, many of whom he knew personally. The house collection includes local artists Hans Kleiber and Bill Gollings, in addition to others such as Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Edward Borein, John James Audubon, Frank Benson and Frank Tenney Johnson.

Not to be missed: The frieze in the Living Room by Edward Borein, the Steinway Duo-Art Player Piano in the Music Room, fancy table settings in the dining room, wax portraits by Jean Baptiste Nini of Ben Franklin and Henry Fielding in the Library, an oil by Hans Kleiber depicting the Brinton Gardens and many more …

Highlights from the Brinton Ranch House

Steinway Duo-Art Player Piano in the Music Room
Painted Wallpaper in the Ranch House Hallway