Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

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The Florence Griswold Museum is an Art Museum at 96 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, Connecticut centered on the home of Florence Griswold (1850–1937), which was the center of the Old Lyme Art Colony, a main nexus of American Impressionism. The Museum is noted for its collection of American Impressionist paintings. The house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1993. The site encompasses 12-acres of historic buildings, grounds, gardens, and walking trails.
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  • A visit to Florence Griswold Museum is delightful. The docents are friendly and very informative. One will learn about Miss Florence, her family history and boarding house, as well as the beginning....  more
    A visit to Florence Griswold Museum is delightful. The docents are friendly and very informative. One will learn about Miss Florence, her family history and boarding house, as well as the beginning....  more »
  • Color me embarrassed that it took us so long to visit this museum situated along the banks of the Lieutenant River. There are several buildings included in the museum campus with us starting off at.....  more
    Color me embarrassed that it took us so long to visit this museum situated along the banks of the Lieutenant River. There are several buildings included in the museum campus with us starting off at.....  more »
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  • Visited the museum this past weekend and the tour guide Anne inside Florence's house really made this experience above and beyond our expectations. She was so knowledgeable on the history and different artist and artwork. Her passion for the history exuded and made us appreciate each piece of art.
  • A significant historic site that has nicely captured art colonies of the early 20th century. The former artist boarding house is well preserved and was nicely decorated for the Holidays. The gallery in the back focuses on Currier and Ives lithographs. All and all its a great way to spend 3 hours or so and learn a bit of Connecticut history. I hear the seasonal restaurants overlooking the Salt marsh there is excellent and will visit again in the summer and maybe raise it to 5 stars!

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