Plan Your Visit
Hours, Admission & Directions
- COVID-19 Update--Dear Friends, as part of the effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, we have closed the Museum to the public through at least April 30, and have cancel all programs during this time. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Museum soon (and often!), but until then, we encourage you to visit the Artists’ Trail, a half-mile walk around the Museum’s riverfront landscape and gardens. Check our website and social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) to stay up-to-date about the Museum’s status and enjoy beautiful images, on-line exhibitions, fun facts, and behind-the-scenes videos. Should you need a staff member, call or email them as usual. Please stay in touch, Your FloGris Friends
Krieble Gallery & Griswold House
April through October
Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
November through March
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm and Sunday, 1– 5pm
Please note that we begin closing the Landscape Center and Chadwick Studio at 4:30pm. The Florence Griswold House closes at 4:50pm.
The Museum is closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
The Museum is open Columbus Day so that visitors can enjoy Wee Faerie Village (10am to 5pm), please check the calendar for special activities that day.
Please note the dates that these buildings are closed as we prepare for new exhibitions.
September 9 through 26, 2019
When either building is closed, admission is $5 for Adults, Seniors, and Students. Children 12 and under are always free.
We look for to seeing you at this year’s exhibitions.More Info
Admission includes access to exhibitions, the historic Florence Griswold House, and the rest of the Museum’s grounds and facilities. Admission includes access to the Wee Faerie Village outdoor exhibition and the current exhibition in the Krieble Gallery, as well as the historic Florence Griswold House and the rest of the Museum’s facilities. All visitors are responsible for the additional special event admission.
Free to visitors 12 and under
Admission during Wee Faerie Village
September 28 – October 27, 2018
Free to visitors 12 and under
During this time, Museum passes, Library passes, 2-for-1 offers, and other discounts apply to the regular admission fee.Get Tickets
Please fill out the following information, print out the coupon you receive via email, and bring it to your next visit. You will receive $1.00 off admission for everyone in your party.
By Car: Traveling on I-95 South from Mystic or Rhode Island:
Take EXIT 70; at bottom of exit ramp, turn RIGHT onto Lyme Street. The Museum is the second building on the LEFT
By Car: Traveling on I-95 North from New Haven:
Come over the bridge at the mouth of the Connecticut River. Stay in the RIGHT lane. Take EXIT 70; at the bottom of the exit ramp, turn LEFT at light onto Route 156. Turn RIGHT at second traffic light onto Halls Road. Take Halls Road to the end. At the end, take a LEFT at the light onto Lyme Street. The Museum is the second building on the LEFT. There are brown state highway signs marking the way.
By Car: Coming from Hartford:
Take I-91 South to Route 9 South. Follow Route 9 to the end and get on I-95 going North and follow the directions above. Ample free parking is available.
By Train: From New York
Take Metro-North and connect to Shore Line East in New Haven to Old Saybrook. There is limited bus service from Old Saybrook to Old Lyme using 9 Town Transit. The bus runs Monday through Friday.
If you are cruising the waters of Long Island sound and want to pay a visit to the bucolic town of Old Lyme and it’s renowned museums and art galleries, a short trip up the mouth of the Connecticut river on your portside-lattitude 41.2838-longitude 72.35119-you will see the “Saybrook Point Marina Inn and Spa” A luxurious full service marina with dockspace for all sized vessels-concierge services available including livery service-just a short 5 minute ride over the river to the museum. For more information please call (860) 395-3080. Further up river before the two bridges on your starboard side is “The Old Lyme Dock Co” a small full service marina that will gladly arrange for transportation to the museum -if you enjoy a nice walk, the museum can be reached on foot from this location . For more information please call (860) 434-2267. Beyond the two bridges also on your starboard side is the “Old Lyme Marina” a full service marina within walking distance of the town center and the museum for additional information please call (860) 434-1272.