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The Philip Johnson Glass House

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Address: 199 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840-5321
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+1 203-594-9884
11:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Thu - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Wonderful Tour

Had a great tour today with my husband and two teenagers, 15 and 17, as a birthday present for my daughter. Anyone interested in architecture, design, nature, art etc would love... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2016
Joanne M
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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37 reviews
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Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Had a great tour today with my husband and two teenagers, 15 and 17, as a birthday present for my daughter. Anyone interested in architecture, design, nature, art etc would love this. The grounds are beautiful and because it was all adults, it was such a peaceful 2 hours where you can really enjoy the grounds and hear about the... More 

Thank Joanne M
New York
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016

We had often meant to visit the Glass House but never got around to it. We signed up for the two-hour tour - well worth it. Wonderful tour that combines history, architecture, paintings and sculpture. Philip Johnson created something new on the property each year so there is a lot to see. Very easy train ride from Grand Central in... More 

Thank Doug R
Cresskill, New Jersey
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 

Thank lovetotrav0
New York City, New York
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594 reviews
229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016 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.

Thank cararro
Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2016 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 

Thank atraveler006
Stamford, Connecticut
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

4 Thank epm829
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

Thank sgcooper5
Leonia, New Jersey
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440 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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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41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

Thank Cathy K
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181 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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