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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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Wonderful History & Art

As part of Memorial Day weekend adventure. I had some time to kill before heading up to R.I. I was looking for things I might be able to see & do en route, so I came to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Paterson, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

As part of Memorial Day weekend adventure. I had some time to kill before heading up to R.I. I was looking for things I might be able to see & do en route, so I came to TripAdvisor for some ideas. Read about The Florence Griswold Museum from the reviewers & received some good insight from the postings as well... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Florence Griswold Museum was wonderful. The quality of art and the commitment to conserving the house as it had been as an art salon was impeccable. The American Impressionist Art on display was breathtaking. We had a delightful tour by Jim, who was a font of knowledge and gave us a very attentive tour. The painted doors and walls... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I was looking for a fun outing that was different than the usual tourist attraction when I noticed the Florence Griswold Museum listed on my local library website. It was listed as a "fun family day-trip". I had never heard of Florence Griswold, nor had I been to Old Lyme, but the description mentioned works by artists including Childe Hassam,... More 

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Florence Griswold Museum has something for everyone. This is a "must see" if you are nearby or planning a trip. The art is phenomenal...and the history is incredible. It is well worth the trip. You will leave with a new found understanding of the life and history of Miss Florence and the artists she catered to. Enjoy!

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Princeton and Charlottesville
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

If you've ever enjoyed works by Childe Hassam or any of the other American Impressionists or Luminists, then this is a must-see. The original house is fascinating, with recreated glimpses of Florence Griswold's boarding house for artists on the ground floor, and galleries of works created locally ca. 1900 on the second floor. The new galleries in a nearby building... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I toured New England for three weeks during automn 2014 and the Florence Griswold House was one of the most amazing places that I've seen. I love art, but I must admit that I wasn't familiar with American Impressionism. The visit at the Florence Griswold House and Museum taught me a lot and captured my imagination: One can easily imagine... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We went on a brisk winter day after lunch with friends. The museum is on the grounds of the boarding house where the Old Lyme Art Colony gathered in summer past. At the preserved main house, rooms are maintained as they were with door panels and walls painted by resident artists. The art gallery exhibits are worth a visit, though... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The Florence Griswold House and Museum and it is a wonderful place to visit any time. We have visited in the summer and enjoyed lunch in the café beside the river with wonderful food and views and we just visited during Christmas season and loved the decorations in the house and the variety in the gift shop. The Museum has... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Makes for a nice relaxing afternoon vist. Always something different going on. Great for familys. Nice little restaurant ( in season) too. Very inexpensive but buy a membership if you might go a few times.

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Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a place to visit and revisit. The variety of different shows are always interesting. The Florence Griswold house is exceptional and gives the unique perspective of how these artists worked and lived together over a century ago.

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