The Florence Griswold Museum is located up against the Lieutenant River in Old Lyme, Connecticut. From the impressive architecture of the building and the light-filled and modern spaces, the Museum is a tribute to the artistic spirit of its legacy. It is located on the rolling hills of a 13-acre site. The Florence Griswold Museum is truly an amazing place and a site to see.
No matter if you are a member of the museum an Old Lyme resident, or visitor of the area the museum is for everyone. There is also something for everyone that takes the time to visit.
Since the late 1800s, however, Old Lyme has primarily been known as a thriving art community. The art community is specifically centered on the post Civil War American Impressionism art movement. Right across from the Old Lyme Inn is the Florence Griswold Museum, which is considered one of the epicenters of art in this community.
Next door to the Florence Griswold Museum is the Lyme Art Association, and down the street is the prestigious Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Lyme Street and its neighboring roads are home to many wonderful art galleries as well.
The Museum is open April through October Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM and November through March, Tuesday- Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday, 1 PM - 5 PM. Please keep in mind that the museum is closed for most of the major holidays including New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The museum is, however, open on Columbus Day so that visitors can enjoy Wee Faerie Village (10 am to 5 pm). There are also special activities that day.
Florence Griswold Museum
At the Florence Griswold Museum, there are lots of exhibits and collections to take a look at. There are also cool special programs that guests can participate in.