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“Interesting and peaceful” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Florence Griswold Museum

Florence Griswold Museum
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Old Lyme
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Patroness Florence Griswold opened her boarding house to a group of artists who formed the Lyme Art Colony, the elite of American Impressionism.
Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Interesting and peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

We had lunch overlooking the water and then enjoyed the exhibits and the surrounding buildings. Most interesting was the tour of the house which gave us a look into what an artists' colony was like in the early 1900s.

Visited June 2013
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Old Saybrook, CT
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452 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Special place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

This museum is a true treasure, located along the banks of the Lieutenant River in Old Lyme. Once a boarding house owned by Miss Florence for artists, the museum has expanded and holds events throughout the year. The grounds are lovely and often utilized for outdoor exhibits. There's a building that houses classes for children and the small cafe often holds special tea events for adults. There are lots of other places of interest nearby.

Visited April 2013
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Groton, Connecticut
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Connecticut's best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a place to learn a lot about the history of CT. and the changes it has under gone. Take the time and see this place.

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Norway, Maine
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35 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A History-Rich Site for American Impressionist Art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

My three teens and I visited this delightful Connecticut river-front museum on a weekend trip that also included nearby Mystic Seaport. Our admission gave us access to Florence Griswold's original 19th century artists rooming house--every room displaying original works by known American impressionist painters. Also included was entry to a wonderful art museum on the same grounds that features related changing art exhibitions. The total experience was like a trip back into time. We all enjoyed it!

Visited October 2012
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Waterford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

This small museum and house are a local gem. Docents are available to guide you through the former boarding house for au plein air artists. The museum has a video, permanent and changing exhibits. A small but tastefully stocked gift shop and cafe round out the museum's offerings. The museum is well laid out with places to sit and contemplate the art work. Special events are also offered; check the museum website.

Visited September 2012
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