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The Philip Johnson Glass House

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Address: 199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
Phone Number: (203) 594-9884
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pricey but worth it

If you are at all interested in architecture you can't skip this despite the ridiculously high price of admission (Frank Lloyd Wright's sites are much cheaper) You start at a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Cresskill, New Jersey
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Cresskill, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are at all interested in architecture you can't skip this despite the ridiculously high price of admission (Frank Lloyd Wright's sites are much cheaper) You start at a visitor center in town (gift shop, water for sale, gift shop,lockers for your things)then are shuttled through some beautiful neighborhoods to the site. Tour takes about 2 hours and walking... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were thrilled at the quality of our two hour tour. The guide was knowledgable and passionate about Johnson and the property, he made it come alive within the context of the physical site. Next time we'll do the self-guided tour to appreciate the grounds at our own pace.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We planned ahead on a trip east and bought tickets for the basic glass house tour. We were told where to park and found the directions clear, parked easily and walked to the museum. There is seating, bathrooms and you can purchase water for the tour. There is a short small bus/van ride to the Glass House for the tour.... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My 5 year old son was excited to see the glass house but was denied entry. We could not even look at it from the outside. This is a shame.

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable architectural experience! 14 buildings (not all visited on the tour) on over 50 acres of land with one of the finest collections of art. ...a must see if in the area.

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Leonia, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Was passing through Conn. and decided to stop at the Philip Johnson House. Scratch one from my bucket list. This was such a great stop. Beautiful, sprawling piece of property with the famous glass home, with great furniture by Mies Van der Rohe. The underground gallery was very interesting to look at with works by Robert Rauschenberg. So cool how... More 

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Coventry, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We went on a cloudy day, although sunny would have been more fun in terms of how sunlight would have played in a couple of the buildings. The property has several outbuildings that are interesting to see. The house itself is beautifully simple and exquisitely placed on the property. Definitely an interesting tour. It is on the pricey side, but... More 

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Thank Cathy K
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

This address will take you too the Visitor Center where you can learn a little back ground. I visited the other day only to find out that the actual house is on private property "somewhere farther away". They create groups of 13 or so to get on a bus to the actual house. Not sure of the prices because it... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

A must-see destination for anyone interested in architecture, art, design and creative thinking. There is no way to fully describe this one of a kind destination--the home of Philip Johnson, one of world's greatest modern architects. A terrific place that will open your mind in all kinds of ways.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

The Visitor's Center is very close to the train station if you don't want to drive. I had read several articles about the architect and had always wanted to see the house in person. I visited in the fall. A light rain started to fall when we arrived at the site. All of the visitors in our group were provided... More 

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