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Florence Griswold Museum

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Address: 96 Lyme Stree, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Phone Number: 860-434-5542
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Patroness Florence Griswold opened her boarding house to a group of...
Patroness Florence Griswold opened her boarding house to a group of artists who formed the Lyme Art Colony, the elite of American Impressionism.
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A feast for the eyes!

A friend recommended this museum, and the first thought was "maybe, if we have time." I am so glad we took the time, because the whole experience was ideal! The visitors center... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Springfield, Ohio
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Springfield, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A friend recommended this museum, and the first thought was "maybe, if we have time." I am so glad we took the time, because the whole experience was ideal! The visitors center was bright, modern and easily accessible. It included three rooms of current exhibits (naval art). The Lieutenant River runs through the property and is so beautiful that one... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The FG Museum is a must see...anytime of the year. There is always something to see/explore...inside or outside. Today I went to their current exhibit of All the Sea Knows, marine art from the city of New York Museum...tremendous. Outside there is a lovely old fashioned "grandma garden" with perennials and veggies and a luscious lawn to stroll or sit... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The building was beautiful and very clean. The exhibition was so informative and the art work was outstanding. It was very relaxing and inspiring. It was a history lesson of the sea, the ships and their captains. The paintings brought it all to life. It is definitely a must for visiting.

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hartford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is a place full of history a great place to visit.Great museum beautiful grounds and great people. They also have themed fairy gardens there every year, well worth the visit.

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Old Bridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Beautiful grounds and house to explore..activities to partake.. Most gracious and professional staff...a must see if you are a lover of art and art history.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My family and I always visit the Florence Griswold Museum whenever they have new exhibitions. We love the large rotating gallery selections and the just-right number of works. One never gets fatigued by the amount of artwork to experience. The Florence Griswold house museum is a gem, a must and a treasure of art and American history. If you love... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The museum was having a special exhibit on boats that wasn't particularly interesting to us, but the Florence Griswold House and Gardens are spectacular! The House is the original boardinghouse where the band of original American Impressionist stayed and formed the art colony that launched this style of painting. It has been restored to the condition at the time (including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Just visited the Florence Griswold Museum. It was a lovely surprise! Loved the paintings painted on the doors and walls.Tonalism and Impressionism were the rage back then. The garden was beautiful! The Cafe Flo had really good food served to you while enjoying nature right along the Lieutenant River. The lemon mousse with fresh berries for desert was superb! Don't... More 

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Bronxville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Florence Griswold Museum is a must-stop for any art lover travelling along the Connecticut shore. Once the home and workplace for a colony of American impressionist painters, the museum is now housed in a lovely modern building offering exhibitions both from its permanent collection and travelling shows. Enjoy a surprisingly nice lunch at Cafe Flo on a long porch... More 

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Santee, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Florence Griswold opened her home as a boarding house in the late 1800's. It became an artist's haven with a unique story. The house has beautiful paintings and also painting done on the doors done by artists that stayed here during the Summer. The gardens and surrounding area is beautiful. There is a small restaurant overlooking the water that is... More 

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Additional Information about Florence Griswold Museum

Address: 96 Lyme Stree, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Phone Number: 860-434-5542
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Lyme
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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