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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  • My wife and I visited this 12 acre riverside museum in Old Lyme, CT. The Late-Georgian home was built in 1817, purchased by her father in 1841 and later inherited by Florence. She took in boarders...  more »
  • Lovely American art museum in a lovely setting. Grounds not yet in bloom... we sat on a bench by the river. Pleasant. Art exhibition find: the Hartford Steam Boiler collection. Not another person.....  more »
  • 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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