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Beautiful!

It was a sunny, perfect day to explore the buildings and grounds. The guides were terrific—you can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maura L
Art, architecture, and nature come together

A friend and I went on a beautiful weekday afternoon in early June. We took the two hour tour which... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Laura C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Philip Johnson wanted to create a house where he could live surrounded by nature. I'm not sure his creation is entirely successful, but it it is unique and a point of pilgrimage for every lover of modern architecture and design. I was surprised there is...More

Thank Matthias M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For architectural enthusiasts, the Philip Johnson Glass House is a must see. Located in beautiful New Canaan, CT this home is a local treasure and is equally beautiful on a sunny or rainy day (I've been there both ways).

Thank Sharon06840
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently did 2 hour tour 1st hour covered the house which was the main draw 2nd hour went to art gallery and sculpture gallery IMO- not worth the extra time or fee That is just my opinion- If I could do over would have...More

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went by train to Canaan, about one hour north of NYC. And it was well worth the trip. We were welcomed by a guide, who instructed us to the visit. A small bus took us to the Glass House and the park in which...More

Thank Claus H
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We thought the standard tour was fine. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and nice, questions were welcome. Pretty easily accessible with a little bit of walking. The house is fun to spend some time in, fairly minimal as expected. The galleries were interesting (did...More

2  Thank RKAustin
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The only available tour package the day we visited was the extended tour. I'm glad we did the extended tour, as the architecture of the galleries, study, and other buildings and the grounds are just as fascinating as the glass house. I was amazed and...More

Thank Travis P
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