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Florence Griswold Museum

96 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371-1426
+1 860-434-5542
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A walk through time

This museum gives the visitor a walk back in time to when "Miss Florence" hosted artists in her... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
John P
Old Lyme, Connecticut
Small museum but lovely old house to tour

The museum itself is rather small but has some beautiful paintings and some nature collections (of... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Bonita Springs, Florida
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Patroness Florence Griswold opened her boarding house to a group of artists who formed the Lyme Art Colony, the elite of American Impressionism.
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96 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371-1426
+1 860-434-5542
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This museum gives the visitor a walk back in time to when "Miss Florence" hosted artists in her home and that artists colony was a significant part of early American impressionism.

Thank John P
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The museum itself is rather small but has some beautiful paintings and some nature collections (of bird eggs, etc.) But the highlight of our trip (besides dining at their restaurant Flo's Cafe) was touring Florence Griswold's house which was turned into a boarding house for...More

Thank stulimom
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The artist in your family will want to move in. Start with the gallery at the visitors cente for wonderful impressionist work and then go up to the house to see what life was like in the Old Lyme Art Colony. Ms. Griswold's house became...More

Thank Jackalcall
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Excellent exhibit of Impressionistic art. Well curated and displayed. The most recent exhibit of Matilda Brown's work is outstanding. Lovely grounds. Cafe Flo opens in May. A worthwhile visit any time of the year. The Wee Faerie Village is set up on the grounds in...More

1  Thank Nellie144
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great little house museum with paintings & furnishings of the period as well as a gallery of rotating art.

1  Thank auntbuff2016
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Anyone interested in American art, especially the Impressionist period should stop by the museum and spend about an hour or so. There are always interesting highlighted displays as well as the Griswold House itself that wonderfully showcase the talents of those artists that spent some...More

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I brought my son here and we had a wonderful day. He loved the scavenger hunt in the main house and the find me & drawing exercises in the Art Museum. The artwork that was on display was really random, and exquisitely captured on the...More

1  Thank Heather B
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A 21st century gallery has been added to the famous home of Florence Griswold to make this museum a true destination. In spring summer and fall, enjoy the gardens and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy along the banks of the Lieutenant River. Or, have...More

1  Thank OUTTravelers
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This lovely old boarding house is so very well preserved you'll feel like you've stepped back in time. Noted artists of the American Impressionist Movement, such as Childe Hassam and Willard Metcalf stayed her, hosted by art lover Florence Griswold. There are works of art...More

1  Thank littlelena
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The place is set up to illustrate the boarding house where the genteel Miss Florence held court-and provided a warm and welcoming base- for the American Impressionist Art Colony in the early 1900's. Many of the furnishings have been donated back to the Museum by...More

1  Thank ANNE R
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Jerry S
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Dogs area allowed on the grounds and the parking lot has areas that are shaded, so if you are visiting the museum on a cool day, you can safely leave the dog, while you visit the exhibits.