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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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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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Excellent Field Trip for Adults

Since I've retired, we have been going on field trips in the northeast. Last week, we drove to New Canaan to see architect Philip Johnson's Glass House, grounds, and art gallery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Branford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Since I've retired, we have been going on field trips in the northeast. Last week, we drove to New Canaan to see architect Philip Johnson's Glass House, grounds, and art gallery. You meet at a little shop/visitors' center and bus over to the property. The group is small, and our guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable. The grounds are beyond... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Living in New Haven in the 1960s, I was aware of Philip Johnson's glass house, but knew I didn't glitter enough to be invited to cocktails there. Now there are well-run tours that let the masses see this mid-century gem. Pictures don't do justice to the magnificent grounds and site, the progression through the landscape. It's an easy day trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

this is a must see while in New Canaan. truly interesting. Take time to sit and look at the landscaping that surrounds this gorgeous property. good to read up before going makes it more exciting.

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Bethany, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Definitely worth your while to check out this mid century modern home that is really a piece of fine art. The grounds and art gallery are jaw droppingly beautiful...worth the price of admission. For art lovers, history lovers and lovers of the finer things in life.

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Architecture for me is an avocation rather than a subject of passionate study, but I found the Glass House tour to be very interesting. Our tour guide was excellent and helped us appreciate the Glass House and other buildings on the property, enlivened the tour with descriptions of parties Johnson held on the estate, his iconoclastic personality, etc. Tour groups... More 

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The best example of architectural history in the area. Well worth a visit if you get the opportunity. Important to book ahead if you plan to be near this beautiful town of New Canaan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A contemporary of well known architect Landis Gores, Johnson was one of the 'Harvard Five' who settled in the area after the war. The tour and grounds are a wonderful way to see what the leading visionaries of the last century saw for us in the 21st century. A broader discussion of all of the Five and how they worked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is a site with great history on an iconic architectural building and setting. The docent gave a great historical tour. The art gallery is great! It has changing exhibitions from the collection of Johnson. We really enjoyed hearing about the conception if the building ,site and gallery. It was a well spent afternoon. I highly recommend it . If... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
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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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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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Address: Address: 199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
Phone Number: (203) 594-9884
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Canaan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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