Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

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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

www.FlorenceGriswoldMuseum.org or call 860-434-5542 x 111.
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  • We had been to the Florence Griswold before, but never during the Christmas season to see the palette trees. They have a number of Christmas trees decorated with artists' palettes done by local artist...  more »
  • Really a must-do if you're in the area. The museum, the house and the grounds are all in perfect sync and able to give you a snapshot of a turn of the century bohemian lifestyle. The paintings are ama...  more »
  • We went to the Museum as it was listed in a magazine and being close to home thought it a great idea. The house, Florence's house is part of a collection of buildings brought to life by an artist colo...  more »
  • A magical experience, particularly the art colony dining room. A time warp to when great artists summered there and shared their God given talents with each other and their host
  • Absolutely love this gem of a museum. Do yourself a favor and make plans to visit. Be sure to walk the grounds, especially near the water.
  • Always a great way to spend a couple of hours. The art exhibits seem to change every couple of months making the experience fresh and new each time.
  • Came for the fairy exhibit. Very beautiful grounds and really good cafe!
  • My favorite. Like no other. Great place to spend a leisurely afternoon alone or with friends/family. The museum, the house, the docents, the exhibits, Cafe Flo, the view, the gift shop - all top notch.

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