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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  • September 30, 2017
    Florence Griswold led an interesting life as she somehow attracted a great group of American Impressionist painters. The museum was first rate with an extensive collection well worth viewing. It is a ...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    A delightful home, reflecting the pleasure of the artists and their hostess from many years ago, and embellished with a welcoming garden. This is one of those small New England gems that is so satisfy...  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    What a treat it was to visit the Griswold Museum - I loved seeing the dining room again, seeing the way the artists "decorated" Miss Griswold's panelling. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the American ...  more »
  • June 10, 2017
    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.
  • June 18, 2017
    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.
  • June 26, 2017
    Idyllic setting, beautiful artwork, and loads of family-friendly activities. Highly recommend plein air painting on Discovery Sundays!
  • January 23, 2017
    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.
  • April 16, 2017
    Quirky local history and fine art that can't ever go on loan

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