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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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  • 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 »
  • Anyone interested in American art, especially the Impressionist period should stop by the museum and spend about an hour or so. There are always interesting highlighted displays as well as the Griswol...  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.