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Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

#6 of 30 in Historic Sites in Connecticut
Art Museum Historic Site
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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 or call 860-434-5542 x 111.
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179 reviews
  • This is a small museum focused on the art colony once associated with Old Lyme. There are some decent paintings from the period, but most are underwhelming to the mind of this viewer. On the other han...  more »
  • we have 3 budding artists . So this museum was a delight for them and for us adults. The kids walked around with their sketch pads which they never seem to put down.. The is a dearth of this sort of t...  more »
  • This museum gives the visitor a walk back in time to when "Miss Florence" hosted artists in her home and that artists colony was a significant part of early American impressionism.  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.
  • The history and art alone make the journey to this Museum a bucket list must. The well thought out gallery and explanation of style means even a novice art lover can extend the beauty of the art beyond the canvas.
  • Idyllic setting, beautiful artwork, and loads of family-friendly activities. Highly recommend plein air painting on Discovery Sundays!
  • 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

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