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The Philip Johnson Glass House

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John L wrote a review Aug 2020
Fairfield, Connecticut352 contributions90 helpful votes
With C19 visitors are limited to the grounds but the upside is that you can freely roam the 49 acres. The property is filled with ups and downs, texture contrasts, beautiful trees and interesting sight lines. Not being able to go inside the house was somewhat disappointing but given that all walls are glass it's almost like being inside. Guides are positioned around the property to give directions and answer questions. Terri was very knowledgeable and helpful.A great way to spend an hour.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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LawGod2 wrote a review Apr 2020
Norwalk, Connecticut155 contributions41 helpful votes
You have to book these tickets far in advance, but they are a great gift for someone in your life who loves architecture and design. Give yourself plenty of time to see not just the glass house but all the other buildings (including one designed be Gehry), sculpture and art. As long as the weather is good you will have a great time. Bring bug/tick spray and maybe sunscreen as you will be outside most of the time.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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IamZozo wrote a review Nov 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel421 contributions94 helpful votes
The group tour in Philip Johnson country side mansion requires advance booking and planning but it well worth the trip from NYC. Nice architecture and nature with very interesting biography
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Allan B wrote a review Oct 2019
Wyckoff, New Jersey66 contributions15 helpful votes
Fascinating architectural experience. Several structures of interest in addition to the famous Glass House. The surrounding natural environment is over whelming. You will see a house made entirely of glass and another of brick and a third with no right angles. Amazing.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Marcus wrote a review Sep 2019
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When I questioned the tour guide about Johnson political views (of which I had only heard a vague rumor) she responded defensively saying that if i asked that question, I must have already made up my mind about him. she went on to mention that his Nazi sympathies were really concerning the Nazi's quest for human equality... (umm what?) After concluding the tour I did read the Wikipedia entry about his work for the Nazi government, and his attempt to start a fascist political party in the US, and found it very strange that this part of his history was left completely unmentioned. Visitors might want to check the facts concerning Johnson's views for themselves, and seemed disappointing that the trusts attempted to white-wash it, and especially the tour guide's response and dubious explanation. beautiful house and sculpture garden though, but Johnson might be, in many peoples opinions, undoubtedly #cancelled.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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