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The Glass House, New Canaan

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Architectural Building
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TripAdvisor
  • It's quite amazing that The Glass House was built in 1949, and is still such a remarkable influence today. Anyone with an appreciation of Mid-century architecture, and fan of Philip Johnson's must mak...  more »
  • See another side of Phillip Johnson. His country retreat is a landscape dotted with small architecture projects, each typifying a style. They continue to have installations and performances. There are...  more »
  • Anything less than Glass House and Galleries tour when visiting the Phillip Johnson estate is woefully inadequate, so pay for the TWO HOUR tour. You won't regret it. If you are coming from out of town...  more »
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  • An incredible experience for any modern arts and architecture fanatics out there! I took an incredible 2.5 hour tour of the property with a fantastic guide leading a small group of us throughout the property. I would definitely go back and do a self guided walking tour the next time as you only see so much depending on the tour you've signed up for. Highly recommended if you are in the NYC area or Connecticut for a fantastic afternoon out!
  • Make reservations to the Glass House and its other buildings at least one month in advance to reserve a place on the tour of this famous architect's home in New Canaan and a ride on the bus that leaves from the Glass House Visitor Center on Elm Street to visit Philip Johnson's estate on the west side of town. You'll spend most of the day touring the architect's home while stopping to enjoy the magnificent works of art in the painting and sculpture galleries, works of art by themselves. Make a donation to the Glass House celebrating its tenth anniversary as a public museum. Call to take a private tour of the uniquely beautiful architecture of the Visitors Center downtown.
  • Legacy of MoMA curator and architect Philip Johnson. Fantastical architectural landscape park with multiple architectural structures among them the Glass House, the brick house and several gallery spaces. We took the Glass House and Galleries tour which was great, but would recommend even more extensive tours.
  • An amazing way to see mid-century experimental architecture. From here you can see how it evolved and where it is now.
  • The Glass House is closed for the winter season. Tours will resume on May 1, 2017. Tickets for the 2017 season are available now.