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Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

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Art Museum Historic Site
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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  • The artist in your family will want to move in. Start with the gallery at the visitors cente for wonderful impressionist work and then go up to the house to see what life was like in the Old Lyme Art ...  more »
  • Excellent exhibit of Impressionistic art. Well curated and displayed. The most recent exhibit of Matilda Brown's work is outstanding. Lovely grounds. Cafe Flo opens in May. A worthwhile visit any time...  more »
  • Great little house museum with paintings & furnishings of the period as well as a gallery of rotating art.  more »
  • Lovely little museum with some wonderful works by American Impressionists, especially Childe Hassam. A beautiful location on the Lieutenant River with spectacular gardens. At Cafe Flo, lunch on the veranda with great views and delicious food. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit.
  • I love the annual events the Florence Griswold Museum holds. They have an excellent fairy house exhibit with Hands-On activities for the kids like scavenger hunting. They have so many performances and fun things for the family to enjoy together. I especially love shopping in their gift shop for the holidays.
  • Quirky local history and fine art that can't ever go on loan
  • It's a small gem of a museum with helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff.
  • Very attentive guides describe this once haven for American artists. I visited during the winter where the cafe wasn't open, but I imagine this place would be amazing to go to in the warmer months as it also has views of a nearby river.