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The Philip Johnson Glass House

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 594-9884
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in New Canaan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Mon 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thu - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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New York City, New York, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great tour. Explore the various buildings. Knowledgable guide. Art work is fantastic and best part of the tour. Well kept. Takes about 2 hours.

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Rome, GA, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Glass House and surrounding estate is breath-taking, and a must-see for those visiting Connecticut/New England. The docents take their time with you and are very knowledgeable about the site. The focus on Johnson's life was also very interesting and helpful in understanding the concept of the development of the property.

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New Canaan, CT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

:Philip Johnson donate his iconic residence, the glass house, when he died at age 103? We had a wonderful docent who led us through the house, grounds and art collection while explaining the history, philosophy and cultural place of it's creator. It was fascinating afternoon. I highly recommend going.

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I actually caught a glimpse of Philip Johnson's partner on the day that I was at the New Canaan town hall and ever since then I knew I had to make the pilgrimage to the house. I was an esteemed house sitter for the John Black House - aka the Teaze House on Frogtown Road - so, wouldn't you know... More 

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NJ
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119 reviews 119 reviews
45 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My husband grew up in Stamford and our family have been visiting the area ~40 years but somehow never made to the Glass House until today. The site is much more extensive than expected, even though I read the tour info in advance. Our guide was Amy Russell who was very gracious and knowledgeable, she not only talked about each... More 

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DeWitt, New York
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315 reviews 315 reviews
152 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We took the two hour tour, and were glad that we did. It takes you to all of the buildings and you really get to understand the place better than if you only see the Glass House. If you plan to go, be sure to buy your tickets in advance because the tours fill up fast. We had a knowledgeable... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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117 reviews 117 reviews
58 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

On the plus side, we had fine weather for the self-guided tour. Essentially we had the grounds to explore at our leisure and at each building there was a docent more than eager to tell us about the building, the art, the Johnson family background, whatever. On the negative side is the cost - $75 a head. Given the condition... More 

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Prospect, Connecticut
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well done tour of a spectacular example of architecture of it's time. Arrive at the visitors center for your tour and you are whisked away on a bus to the location of the house a few miles away. Very well informed guides take you through the property and its several out buildings. Rain or shine it's a wonderful experience -... More 

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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

This was on our 'bucket list', we booked our tickets 4 months in advance to ensure we would get to see it while we were visiting New York. If travelling from NYC the train from Grand Central Station to New Canaan is a breeze - the train system over here is well dialled in. The office from The Glass House... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We booked a late morning tour last week and believe it was one of the highlights of our recent trip to NYC. Catching a north Metro Train from Grand Central Station the trip to New Canaan, Connecticut was an express which only stopped twice en route. It took a little over an hour and was pleasant to see the changing... More 

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