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The Philip Johnson Glass House

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Absolutely Stunning

The Glass House was on my bucket list for years, and it exceeded expectations. The extended tour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Burlington, Vermont
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Go early and spend time there

Johnson's glass house is on the must-see list of every thinking modernist, and it's well worth the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington, DC
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 5 days ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Jerry K
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is a very interesting tour of the home and grounds of Phillip Johnson. I would recommend it to anyone, not just those with an interest in modern architecture.

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We brought the two an one half hour tour. Regrettably, we literally had three inches of rain, while we were on our tour. We bought the package from a ticket agency, and at $80 plus dollars it was overpriced. There were nine patrons on the...More

1  Thank walshgolfmw
Reviewed 27 June 2018

It was a sunny, perfect day to explore the buildings and grounds. The guides were terrific—you can tell they love what they do. This is a great activity for lovers of architecture. Great experience!

Thank Maura L
Reviewed 24 June 2018

A friend and I went on a beautiful weekday afternoon in early June. We took the two hour tour which covered the Glass House and a few other buildings, including those housing the art gallery and sculpture gallery. Our docent, Mandy, was extremely knowledgeable and...More

2  Thank Laura C
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

If you love architecture, this is the tour for you. Great docent. The tour goes by very quickly, and you see most of the grounds. It is a good amount of walking, so not for anyone with mobility issues. If you are not interested in...More

Thank Sheryl B
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