Photo: Richard Payne

Tickets & Tours






The 2014 Glass House tour season begins May 1 and ends November 30.


For tickets by phone, call 866.811.4111

Advance reservations are required.

The Glass House is closed to the public on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Children must be at least ten years old and accompanied by an adult.

National Trust for Historic Preservation members receive a $15 discount on Pure Glass House and Site Tour tickets. Please present your NTHP membership card upon check-in at the Visitor Center to receive your discount.

The Brick House remains closed for restoration. Learn more about this project here.

The Glass House offers AIA Continuing Education learning units on Site, Focus, and Extended Tours (2 units per tour).



Pure Glass Tour | Site Tour | Extended Tour

Self Guided Tour | Private Tour Group Tour













Pure Glass Tour

1-hour guided tour | $30 per person 

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The Pure Glass Tour offers visitors a one hour guided tour of the Glass House and the promontory overlooking the lower landscape’s Pond Pavilion and Lincoln Kirstein Tower. Visitors will also enjoy two temporary exhibitions: Night (1947 – 2015) and Fujiko Nakaya: Veil. Please note this tour will not visit Da Monsta, the Painting Gallery, or the Sculpture Gallery.

Site Tour

2-hour guided tour | $50 per person

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The Site Tour offers visitors a guided 3/4 mile walking tour of the site’s pastoral landscape. In addition to the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, visitors enjoy access to four structures designed by Philip Johnson, including: the Glass House (1949), the Painting Gallery (1965), the Sculpture Gallery (1970), and Da Monsta (1995). Visitors will also view two temporary exhibitions: Night (1947 – 2015) and Fujiko Nakaya: Veil.

Extended Tour

2 1/2-hour guided tour | $100 per person

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The Extended Tour offers a small group of visitors greater access to the pastoral landscape of the Glass House campus. In addition to the permanent art collection and temporary exhibitions, visitors enjoy access to five structures designed by Philip Johnson, including: the Glass House, the Painting Gallery, the Sculpture Gallery, Da Monsta, and the Library.

Self-Guided Tour

3 hour maximum | $75 per person

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Self-guided tours of the Glass House offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience the Glass House campus at their own pace. In addition to the permanent art collection and temporary exhibitions, visitors enjoy access to seven structures designed by Philip Johnson, including: the Glass House, the Painting Gallery, the Sculpture Gallery, Da Monsta, and the Library, as well as the lower landscape's Pond Pavilion and Lincoln Kirstein Tower. Glass House guides are available to provide historical background and answer questions. Please note that picnicking, professional photography, tripods, and easels are not permitted.

Private Tour
2 1/2-hour guided tour | $250 per person | by appointment

Support the Glass House while enjoying a 2 1/2-hour, behind-the-scenes tour of the Glass House campus. Private tours offer an in-depth experience of the site that can be geared toward your specific interests. This tour provides exceptional access to the landscape, architectural structures and art and design collections.

$200 of this ticket purchase is tax-deductible and supports ongoing preservation and education efforts. For more information or to book a private tour, please contact Isabel Richards at irichards@theglasshouse.org or 203.978.3011.






Group Tour

Group tours are available for parties larger than 13 individuals and offer a variety of site experiences. (For parties of fewer than 13 people, please book through general ticketing). Groups larger than 13 are accommodated by booking sequential tours with staggered departures. Group visits can be organized as a Site Tour, a Focus Tour, or a Pure Glass House Tour.  For more information, please review Group Package offerings and guidelines. To secure a booking, please submit a Group Tour request form. For more information or to check availability please contact Kate Lichota, Programs Manager, at klichota@theglasshouse.org or 203.978.3006.






Plan Your Visit

Please note the Glass House may be seen only by guided or self-guided tour. Visitors travel to and from the site via the Glass House shuttle.

Arrival + Parking
Site Rules
Transportation

Flash photography, video, pets, smoking, food, and beverages, other than water, are not permitted anywhere on the Glass House campus.


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