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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 Connecticut gem!

This is a small but exceptional museum and we have been members for several years. The exhibits are varied, extremely well curated and always very interesting. It always seems... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a small but exceptional museum and we have been members for several years. The exhibits are varied, extremely well curated and always very interesting. It always seems like a special occasion to enjoy the museum along with visiting Miss Florence's home. In season, the gardens are lovely and the gift shop offers many wonderful books and other treasures.... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We spent a morning there through to lunch with my 9yr old. daughter and loved it. Learned a lot about area, history, art ideas (inspiration). Cafe gets busy quickly so couldn't experience it.

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Ansonia, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Have wanted to visit here for a long time so we made time this past weekend. It's located right off the highway, I never realized it was that close. We started off in the museum that has the ticket office, there was a maritime exhibit going on and the pictures were absolutely beautiful. We then walked around the gardens and... More 

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saratoga springs NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Group tour of galleries, house & out-buildings. "Miss Florence" sounded like interesting woman. She started rooming house for $$ but ended up creating an art colony. Lovely paintings exhibited especially the painted door panels in house.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I did not know anything about here/place before I went. Watch the film first! Then tour the home. It is the home of the progressive artists of the day, for inspiration and support. I have never seen anything like this, a peek of the CT version of what it must have been like at the french and NY artists' communities.... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is the kind of museum that puts a smile on your face, due to its history and the antics of the artists who lived there. The original Griswold home, which housed visiting artists, has an array of small paintings on the first floor, painted on the walls, door panels, mantle, etc. that are wonderful and the story of how... More 

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Westbrook
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great house museum, art galleries, lovely terrace eaatery. Also one of the best museum gift shops ever.

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Springfield, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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