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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  • I had the opportunity to travel to the Florence Griswold Museum and see both the original house of this flamboyant wonderful woman who appreciated the arts with a passion and the gallery. They are a s...  more »
  • My husband and I visited the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut in March 2019. We enjoyed both the special exhibits and the Florence Griswold House, which were very impressive and defin...  more »
  • What a nice museum! I never knew that this part of Connecticut has such a rich art history. This is worth checking out if you are bored and want to get out of the house for a couple of hours. The women that work in the house really know their stuff, they will let you walk around unsupervised however it's worth it to let them guide you.
  • While I want to describe this museum as "quaint", it's much more than that. The gallery space could be expanded, but there's more than just the gallery to enjoy here. Walking the beautiful property along a CT river estuary is a treasure of its own. The Faerie Village exhibits in October area special surprise. The story of Florence Griswold and the flamboyant painters she hosted in the old house on the property conjures tales of eccentric and unusual freedom of expression in an oppressed time. It must have been an artists' oasis. Would be interesting to have a movie made to recreate what it may have been like. There's a good story in there.

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