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Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

(4.7/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
This Facebook page posts images of artwork from the Museum's collection, facts about Lyme Art Colony artists and life in an early 20th century boardinghouse for artists, event information, and behind-the-scenes information about the Florence Griswold Museum.

Located on an 11-acre site in the historic village of Old Lyme, the Florence Griswold Museum is known as the Home of American Impressionism. In addition to the restored Florence Griswold House, where the artists of the Lyme Art Colony lived, the Museum features a modern exhibition gallery, education center, landscape center, extensive gardens, and a restored artist’s studio. The Museum is located at 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT, exit 70 off I-95 and is open year round Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1 to 5pm. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 students, and free to children 12 and under. For more information, visit the Museum’s website or call 860-434-5542 x 111.
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  • I brought my son here and we had a wonderful day. He loved the scavenger hunt in the main house and the find me & drawing exercises in the Art Museum. The artwork that was on display was really random...  more »
  • A 21st century gallery has been added to the famous home of Florence Griswold to make this museum a true destination. In spring summer and fall, enjoy the gardens and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy alo...  more »
  • This lovely old boarding house is so very well preserved you'll feel like you've stepped back in time. Noted artists of the American Impressionist Movement, such as Childe Hassam and Willard Metcalf s...  more »
  • Truly a gem! Seems to be kept up beautifully. The staff is very knowledgeable and had fun anecdotes about Florence and the other artists who lived there. I've lived in Connecticut for a long time and just found out about this place over the summer. I plan to come back with friends!
  • Highly recommended. Very well maintained museum with interesting gardens and grounds. Great little cafe attached to the museum with coffee and drinks! The docents were very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about this little slice of Connecticut History
  • Very interesting! A great stop on the way from Boston to NY.
  • Excellent view, right along the water
  • This place was great much to see.