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The Glass House is a unique architectural wonder in the serene, picturesque town of New Canaan, CT. Experienced only by reserved tours, this house and surrounding properties reflect the mid-century creativity of Philip Johnson as he developed this weekend retreat from his life in NYC....More
This is a worthwhile trip. Try to pick a beautiful seasonal day to walk and stroll. The two hour tour was highly informative. The visitors center had an amazing assortment of unusual pieces for purchase. The video loops there were great. Our Guide, Susan, couldn’t...More
The cost is a little hight but you get a small group (13) tour for 2 hours. The guide was excellent.. answered all of the questions and provided interesting tid bits through out the tour. WELL worth the time and money if you have any...More
I learned about this house my freshman year of college and couldn't wait to visit it after finding out how close it was to school. The 2 hour (I think) tour was amazing, and our guide Laura was magnificent.
Location: Basically the visitor center is near the train station. Though we missed Elm Street, parking was easy and a short walk to the visitor center. Tour: Board a bus after a short introduction by our guide, Gwen, who starts by referencing a few of...More
Take the train from the spectacular Grand Central station to New Canaan. Its only an hour or so and stops right outside the visitors centre associated with the glass house.
The one hour tour was great and sufficient. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable with...More
Philip Johnson's glass house is certainly different! To actually visit this forty nine acre site, which includes structures housing paintings and sculptures along with a home and office, you need to book in advance. Tours begin at the visitor's reception in New Canaan and you...More
Johnson's glass house is on the must-see list of every thinking modernist, and it's well worth the trip (and hefty admission fee). We happened to be on the first tour of the day, which you should do if you can, since the house is empty...More
Integration of home and environment. A lot to learn from the simplicity of design. This end result simplicity is not a prefecture of the thought and detail that went into design the land and the structure. It truly is a marvel even for those of...More