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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  • The legacy of a woman who helped artists and fostered a community of creativity, the museum house many paintings of these artists who stayed here summers and produced wonderful work. The main...  more »
  • Christmas vacation with young “grands”. We live in Old Lyme and wanted to begin museum education for the children. There was a bug exhibit which was really interesting. Just like any art, it’s...  more »
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  • I’ve lived in Connecticut for 31 years and just visited the Florence Griswold Museum for the first time this summer. It was such a treat! Aside from the beautiful scenery you can witness outside of the museum, the exhibits were phenomenal! The Krieble Gallery is a modern museum that is currently showing the Naturalist Contemporary Art exhibit, which spills over into the Florence Griswold House in the form of Jennifer Angus’ insect art which is truly MIND-BLOWING! The juxtaposition of the contemporary art displayed in/on the period house of Miss Florence really makes the house feel like it’s still alive. Worth the visit!
  • Came here with a friend one day and we enjoyed ourselves looking at the art and the gardens. It was great to learn about the art community in this town and how it came to be. We enjoyed the gardens and saw a variety of butterflies here. We were also surprised to learn that the grounds are more spread out than was originally thought. $10 admission for adults, free parking, and a cafe on the premises.

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