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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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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 85 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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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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Paterson, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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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
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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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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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Address: 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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