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The Philip Johnson Glass House

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Address: 199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
Phone Number: (203) 594-9884
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Iconic But I Could Not Live There

If you are interested in architecture, this really needs to be on your bucket list. The National Trust will bus you from the Visitor Center in New Canaan and provide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in architecture, this really needs to be on your bucket list. The National Trust will bus you from the Visitor Center in New Canaan and provide knowledgeable guide. As of this writing, the sculpture gallery is closed for renovations (they do show it in a film). Personally, I would pass on the gallery tour until it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

i went with my children and grandchildren - all teens. They had very low expectations. Being an architect, I had high expectations. We all walked away having learned something and enjoying the day. We made reservations months in advance.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful mid-century modern house in New Canaan, a classic of modern architecture. Tour is very good.

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Wilton, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a not to be missed tour of a unique glass house. it is very well organized and plans should be made in advance. Each season it is gorgeous so well worth going more than once.

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

There are three tours available: 1 hour, 2 hour, 3 hour. The one hour tour is enough but we took the two hour tour and it was a little better. The house is entirely glass, i.e., all four walls. Only the bathroom and fireplace are not glass. Very interesting.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

maybe worth a trip, after all, they seem to charge a lot for few hour tour. Luckily my tour had few people that I was able to feel how the party was held every weekend back then. His art collection is worth to take a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A quick visit to New Canaan on the way to NH just to visit the Glass House. Marvelous. Just Architecture in one masterpiece.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Several tours available, all worthwhile. Walking around the grounds and in the hose or other buildings takes an hour or two. Excellent guides answer questions and provide the background.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A must see in every aspect! Extraordinary structure, great background and the tour guides are excellent.

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Bloomfield Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This icon of architecture should be a mecca for students and architecture/art aficionados. Although I griped about the $80 fee for the tour (perhaps the slightly shorter and less expensive tour would have been sufficient), I wouldn't have missed the magical experience. There we were, fewer than a dozen of us, walking through the Glass House, the library, the gallery,... More 

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