Florence Griswold Museum

The Lower Connecticut River Valley has many opportunities for just about every interest including the arts – and just one of the many fantastic local destinations is the world-renowned Florence Griswold Museum located just 20 minutes from The Riverwind Inn.

The “Home of American Impressionism” – the Florence Griswold Museum is a rolling 13-acre site located along the “picturesque Lieutenant River in Old Lyme. The historic Griswold Museum features a permanent collection as well as temporary and other “thought-provoking” exhibits.

The homestead of the museum’s namesake, Florence Griswold, is known for its “impressive Georgian architecture,” and it serves as the home of the Lyme Art Colony. In its heyday at the turn of the 20th century, the property housed a summer artists’ colony that featured such 20th-century luminaries including Willard Metcalf, Matilda Brown and William Chadwick.

But see for yourself the natural beauty of the New England countryside along with annual exhibitions of world-renowned works of American Impressionism. Also through September 8, 2019, see the exhibit, “Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art,” showcasing “the persuasive and powerful role artists play” in preservation. Back at The Riverwind Inn, the other guests will love to hear about your visit to the Museum.