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The Glass House is open as an outdoor-only experience in a limited capacity on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday between the hours of 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

 

Please click here to purchase your grounds passes ($20 per person).

 

The well-being of our visitors and staff is our highest priority and we have adjusted our visitor experience to include additional safety measures during the Covid-19 health crisis.

 

We are fortunate to be able to offer access to the grounds of the 49-acre property to our visitors in the hopes of finding a place of beauty and respite. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Please note the following guidelines:

– Admission is $20 per person. Grounds passes are currently available through the end of October.
All grounds passes must be reserved in advance. Walk-ins will be not permitted in order to control our capacity. NTHP member discounts are not available at this time.
– The buildings will remain locked for now per state of CT phased reopening guidelines.
– Please plan to visit with no more than 5 members of your family or household group.
– Arrival times are staggered to allow groups to arrive and disperse through the site in limited numbers to allow for adequate social distancing.
– Parking will be available at the site directly. The shuttle bus will not be in use at this time. Visitors will receive parking instructions at the time of their ticket purchase.
– Please bring and wear a mask or face covering while visiting the site.
– Please stay six feet apart from different family or household groups
– Restrooms will not be available, please plan accordingly. If you will be driving from a distance, please note the rest stops on CT highways are open.
– Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking and standing outside for the duration of your visit. Seating and use of the golf cart will not be available.
– Please bring your own bottled water. Picnicking, food, blankets, etc will not be permitted.
– Educators and staff will be present to assist but will not be offering tours at this time.
– Photography for personal use is encouraged. Please note tripods and professional photo-shoots are not permitted. If you are interested in organizing a photo-shoot please contact us.
– Children of all ages are welcome. Admission is free for children under five.
– Please note, children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
– Bikes, scooters, skateboards, kites, toys, etc will not be permitted.
– Pets, other than service animals, will not be permitted.
– Please monitor the weather prior to your arrival. In the case of rain, please bring umbrellas.
– Lockers and storage for bags or luggage will not be available.
– The Visitor Center + Design Store located at 199 Elm Street will be open for shopping. Please note restrooms at the Visitor Center + Design Store will not be open.
– Hand sanitizer will be available to visitors at both locations.
– An increased cleaning schedule has been implemented at both locations.
– We encourage visitors and employees to stay home if they are sick. If you purchased tickets in advance but become ill, we will honor your tickets when you have recovered.

 

 

 

  • Glass House Tour

    1 Hour | $25 weekday / $30 weekend

    Not currently available.

    Our most concise tour, focusing on the Glass House and its promontory, with a minimum of walking. Available on Monday, Thursday, Friday and select Sundays. 

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  • Glass House + Galleries Tour

    2 Hours | $50 weekdays / $60 weekends and holidays

    Not currently available.

    Our most popular tour includes the Glass House, Painting Gallery, Sculpture Gallery, outdoor sculpture, and Da Monsta, with a three-quarter mile walk over grass and paths.

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  • Extended Tour

    2 1/2 Hours | $85 weekdays / $100 weekends and holidays

    Not currently available.

    The Extended Tour affords time to visit Philip Johnson’s Studio, as well as the Glass House, Painting Gallery, Sculpture Gallery, outdoor sculpture, and Da Monsta. This tour includes a one-mile walk on paths and grass. Please note this tour is not available in December. Participants must be able to climb hills of moderate grade and stand for extended lengths of time. We regret that visitors using wheelchairs or scooters are not permitted on this tour.

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  • In-Depth Tour

    3 Hours | $100 weekdays / $120 weekends and holidays

    Not currently available.

    Our most comprehensive tour, the In-depth Tour includes the Glass House, Painting Gallery, Sculpture Gallery, Da Monsta, Studio as well as the lower landscape with the Pavilion in the Pond and the Monument to Lincoln Kirstein. This tour includes 1 1/2 miles walking outside over uneven terrain and moderately steep paths. Please note this tour is not available in December. Participants must be able to climb hills of moderate grade and stand for extended lengths of time. We regret that visitors using wheelchairs or scooters are not permitted on this tour.

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  • Self-Guided Tour

    Up to 3 Hours | $75

    Not currently available.

    Self-guided tours are available on select Sundays throughout the season.

    Explore the Glass House campus at your own pace on days dedicated to self-guided visits to the site.  Educators will be available across the site to provide information and answer questions. Visitors on self-guided tour days will have access to the Glass House, Painting Gallery, Sculpture Gallery, Studio, Pavilion in the Pond, Monument to Lincoln Kirstein and both upper and lower landscapes. Please note this option is not available in November or December. Picnicking, professional photography, tripods, and easels are not permitted. Participants must be able to climb hills of moderate grade and stand for extended lengths of time. We regret that visitors using wheelchairs or scooters are not permitted on this tour.

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  • Private Tour

    Up to 3 hours | $250 per person

    Not currently available.

    Private tours are available by appointment and offer an in-depth experience of the site geared toward your specific interests. This tour provides unparalleled access to the buildings, art and design collections, and landscape. For more information or to book a private tour, please contact Isabel Richards at irichards@theglasshouse.org or 203.978.3011.

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  • Group Tour

    By Appointment | Contact us for Pricing

    Booking now for 2021

    Available for parties greater than 13 people. A variety of experiences are offered, including: focus tours, after school tours, and academic tours. Groups larger than 13 are accommodated by booking sequential tours with staggered departure times.  For more information or to check availability please contact Troyce Smith, Group Tour Coordinator at tsmith@theglasshouse.org or 203-978-3015.

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