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Florence Griswold Museum

96 Lyme Stree, Old Lyme, CT 06371
860-434-5542
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Old Lyme
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Deep River, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

We came here as a whole school to view "The Land of Oz" as many of the students' artwork was included in "Munchkinland". It was definitely an enjoyable day both for the students and adults alike :)

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new york city
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The story behind the museum and the house is so interesting; the art is beautiful, and the location is wonderful! The setting on the Connecticut River is so beautiful and relaxing. The docents are lovely, friendly, and very well informed. Enjoy your afternoon.

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London, United Kingdom
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56 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Rather tucked away but well worth seeking out. Contains a great collection of US impressionism as part of a larger campus.

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Amherst, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were taking a trip to Old Saybrook and a friend told us about this museum. What a wonderful find! We learned about the Old Lyme school of art and Florence Griswold. There is a great deal of the tonality/impressionist art all through the house. Especially don't miss the dining room. Then there are the lovely gardens and the little... More

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New York City, New York
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181 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

the Florence Griswold museum is a gem of a small museum, however her house is the interesting thing to see.The women who tell you the various stories the permeate the walls is the real stuff of the place. There are also a few out buildings to see that take you back to the turn of the twentieth century as well... More

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Connecticut
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67 reviews 67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This museum is an absolute gem! The Florence Griswold Museum contains one of the best collections of American Impressionist art you will find anywhere along with a fascinating history of this art colony. The Florence Griswold House has been renovated to appear as it was during the colony’s hey day. The Kriegle Gallery, which is a separate building from the... More

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Connecticut
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

World class collection of turn of the century impressionism art includes a 19th century home which was a boarding house for artists.

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We have visited many times and each time learn something new about the evolution of the American Impressionist School.

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Old Saybrook
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Frequently changing wonderful art exhibits, opening receptions, beautiful gallery and surroundings and excellent programs. While not having eaten there recently, the menu looks inviting.

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Bolton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

As soon as you step inside the house you can almost hear the clinking of the glasses and the lively conversations from years gone by. The impressionist art is awesome. The dining room with it's painted panels are a treasure to behold...a real treat!

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