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Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

Categories: Art Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 160 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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  • "...Lyme and art are synonymous", Florence Griswold wrote.And it was because of art we visited Florence Griswold Museum.It happened to be The Home of American Impressionism. Miss Florence was about 50...  read more »
  • This was our first time here. There are several places to see: museum, gardens, house. We were able to see the gardens and home. The gardens were lovely and the views along the river were lovely. We d...  read more »
  • A superb American Impressionism exhibit was showing while were visiting. We loved it all. The garden was lovely although I would have liked for things to have been labeled. The house was wonderful and...  read 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
  • Fairy village is a fun falltime outing for families
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