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The Philip Johnson Glass House

199 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840-5321
+1 203-594-9884
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Wonderful Tour

The tour of the Phillip Johnson Glass House, grounds, and art collection was a fascinating... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Brandy F
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Greater New York area
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A Modernist Gem in a Colonial Connecticut town

This is a wonderful site for anyone interested in mid-century modern architecture, modern art, or... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2017
KVTraveler
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Boston, Massachusetts
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199 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840-5321
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

The tour of the Phillip Johnson Glass House, grounds, and art collection was a fascinating experience. The docent was very informative and the tour was well-organized. I highly recommend it.

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Reviewed November 17, 2017

This is a wonderful site for anyone interested in mid-century modern architecture, modern art, or an exceedingly unusual stroll in beautiful Connecticut countryside. Initially, I'd assumed that the only structure to view was Johnson's famous Glass House but there are many other structures on the...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

We took the 2 hour tour on a recent Saturday morning. Parking is free on weekends on a nearby lot. Walk a couple blocks to the Glass House Visitor Center and gift shop, where the tour begins. The Visitor Center has a video wall with...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

The property of the Glass House is an experience all on it's own! The house and the other buildings are incredible but one suggestion, spend the extra money and get a full guide tour that includes the sculpture gallery. It's not to be missed!

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

We chose to take the longest (and most expensive) guided tour so that we could spend time in each building on this vast property. The tour guide was informative and enthusiastic and the tour led us building by building through the decades of Johnson's career....More

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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

The tour and site are exceeded all expectations. The house and galleries tour was about 2 hours long in a small group and offered great insight into philip johnson life and design philosophy. The tour includes way more than just the glass house. The tours...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

My husband and I live in New York City, and we recently took the train to New Canaan to visit the Glass House. We went on the Glass House + Galleries Tour, which was 2 hours and encompasses most of the structures (except for the...More

3  Thank Bethany K
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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Finally made the trip and so glad we did. The property and facilities are just stunning. We did a self guided tour and really enjoyed it. The docents are all very knowledgeable and there was someone at every location ready to answer questions and/or share...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

We had a fantastic tour guide who navigated around 2 cranky children! (Not really a kids tour). She tailored the tour to our needs and made it interesting for everyone. This is an architectural wonder in the heart of Fairfield County. Don't miss taking a...More

1  Thank lalulu14
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

We chose the extended tour and saw the house plus half a dozen other buildings. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, gracious and always kept an eye out for anyone who seemed to need water, a place to sit or a question answered. We had terrific...More

1  Thank Barbara N
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