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The Philip Johnson Glass House

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Mid-century at its best!

This is a worthwhile trip. Try to pick a beautiful seasonal day to walk and stroll. The two hour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Simsbury, Connecticut
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Well Worth It

The cost is a little hight but you get a small group (13) tour for 2 hours. The guide was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rego Park, New York
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199 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840-5321
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a worthwhile trip. Try to pick a beautiful seasonal day to walk and stroll. The two hour tour was highly informative. The visitors center had an amazing assortment of unusual pieces for purchase. The video loops there were great. Our Guide, Susan, couldn’t...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cost is a little hight but you get a small group (13) tour for 2 hours. The guide was excellent.. answered all of the questions and provided interesting tid bits through out the tour. WELL worth the time and money if you have any...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learned about this house my freshman year of college and couldn't wait to visit it after finding out how close it was to school. The 2 hour (I think) tour was amazing, and our guide Laura was magnificent.

Thank AndreChiCT
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Location: Basically the visitor center is near the train station. Though we missed Elm Street, parking was easy and a short walk to the visitor center. Tour: Board a bus after a short introduction by our guide, Gwen, who starts by referencing a few of...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Take the train from the spectacular Grand Central station to New Canaan. Its only an hour or so and stops right outside the visitors centre associated with the glass house. The one hour tour was great and sufficient. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable with...More

Thank Shane G
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Philip Johnson's glass house is certainly different! To actually visit this forty nine acre site, which includes structures housing paintings and sculptures along with a home and office, you need to book in advance. Tours begin at the visitor's reception in New Canaan and you...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The Glass House was on my bucket list for years, and it exceeded expectations. The extended tour visits the major features of the property and allows ample time to take it all in.

Thank Momoftwo06
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Johnson's glass house is on the must-see list of every thinking modernist, and it's well worth the trip (and hefty admission fee). We happened to be on the first tour of the day, which you should do if you can, since the house is empty...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Integration of home and environment. A lot to learn from the simplicity of design. This end result simplicity is not a prefecture of the thought and detail that went into design the land and the structure. It truly is a marvel even for those of...More

Thank Valvoni
Reviewed 22 August 2018

two hour guided tour through the fifty acres of philip johnson's work. small group tours (12 at a time). our docent, Terry Robinson, was very knowledgeable and able to answer all questions. Only negative was the $50 per person charge. Lots of walking, so wear...More

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5 October 2018|
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Response from Maura L | Reviewed this property |
I'd allow at least 2 hours to tour the grounds. Enjoy!