Florence Griswold Museum

Florence Griswold Museum

Old Lyme, CT





Plan your trip!

Florence Griswold Museum



Pricing

$10 Adults

$9 Seniors

$8 Students

Free for children under the age of 12


Mask Policy

Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.


Parking

Easy accessible on site.


Hours

April through December:

Tuesday – Sunday, 10am–5pm


January through March:

Tuesday – Saturday, 10am–5pm

Sunday, 1–5pm

Last admission at 4pm - No appointment needed.


Local Restaurant Recommendations

Cafe Flo (Lunch) - Located at the Museum

The Hangry Goose (Breakfast)


The Florence Griswold Museum is a special place. Located on the water in charming Old Lyme, Connecticut, Florence Griswold is perfect for the art and nature lover. Firstly, the museum is the home of the Lyme Art Colony. A wonderful aspect of the museum is visiting to see the artists in the residences studios as they work and paint on the property. I had the opportunity to see two painters working on landscapes of the beautiful property’s scenic views. They also have their own art gallery called the Krieble Gallery, which displays famous artworks from all over. The exhibitions in this gallery change three to four times a year; The exhibition  over the summer was a show I really enjoyed. It was called “Social and Solitary: Reflections on Art, Isolation, and Renewal”, and it discussed the event of the pandemic during this past year, and how life changed so drastically during such an unprecedented time when most of us couldn’t be together. The conversation of art, both new and old, and current events, was incredibly interesting and worth the trip to go see. After spending some time in the gallery, I highly recommend taking some time to go on the numerous nature walks and wander through the gorgeous gardens. I spent some time walking alongside the river front and taking in the breathtaking views. Not only is Florence Griswold a great day for family and friends, but there's so much to do and see in the area. You can end or start your day at Cafe Flo, the cafe on the museum’s grounds, and take in the wonderful view of the water and resident artists as you enjoy a delicious meal. 






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