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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 3 attractions in New Canaan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Philadelphia
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198 reviews 198 reviews
40 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We signed up for the two hour tour of this famous house and it was well worth it. The guide was very informative and we were able to see many of the buildings on the property as well as the famous Glass House. Reminder - for those with walking issues one can arrange to be taken by a small cart.... More

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jcbexleyoh
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

July 2014 visit was enhanced by the artist Fujiko Nakaya's Fog installation. Try to go while it is still there. Seeing this iconic glass house engulfed in fog is mesmerizing. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. Arrive 30 minutes early to find your parking (it's all off-site - the parking and visitor's center in New Cannan's lovely downtown,) and use the... More

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are at all interested in art or architecture, do take a tour of The Glass House. Our tour guide, Amy, was a wealth of information and so enthusiastic during our two-hour tour. The property and structures are one-of-a-kind. We were fortunate enough to catch the site-specific installation, "Fog"--truly incredible, interactive experience. Parking is off site from the visitor's... More

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The 2 hour guided tour of the house, art galleries and property is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. There are very interesting and informative videos at the visitor center, where the tour begins with an introductory talk by the guide. A shuttle takes each group to the property, where your knowledgeable guide shows you around. There is ample... More

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Williamsville
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205 reviews 205 reviews
70 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We visited the Glass House yesterday for the 2 hr. site tour. This is a site that is well worth a visit, especially if you have any interest in architecture, landscapes, and/or modern art. I recommend checking the web site for descriptions of the available tours. I also recommend reserving your tour well in advance. We opted for the 2... More

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

World famous architect Phillip Johnson designed and lived here. Quite a spectacular set of structures. Well worth the visit!

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Definitely worth a visit - plan ahead as not many tickets available. Best to go when the leaves are on the trees to see the full beauty of the property.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The tour of the the property is helpful in understand the concept of the glass house. The artwork that is part of the estate is fantastic. Makes the tour special.

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Brooklyn, NY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The 2 hour tour was interesting and the grounds were really pretty, however I didn't think it was worth the price of admission, which was pretty hefty. If you do go be sure to book well in advance as it can be hard to get tickets.

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Stamford, CT
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We got to walk through a number of buildings on the property and learn about the house and Johnson. So much fun! Then I sent my in-laws, and they did complain it was a lot of walking.

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