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Photo by Michael Biondo

 

Tickets are available now for guided tours after a two year hiatus! One-hour Glass House Tours and two-hour Glass House + Galleries Tours will be available on Monday, Friday, and Saturday. Self-guided tours will be available on Sundays through the end of October.

*NEW* – In November and December, one-hour Glass House Tours and two-hour Glass House + Galleries Tours will be available on Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  The site is closed to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The site will close for the winter on Monday, December 12th.

 

We look forward to your visit! Please note the following:
– Tickets are required for admission. Access to the site is via tour only.
– Please check ticket availability prior to your visit.
– Advance reservations are highly recommended as tours often sell out.
– All tours of the Glass House originate from the Visitor Center + Design Store at 199 Elm Street, New Canaan CT, 06840.
– Public parking is NOT available at the Visitor Center. Parking is located one block from the Visitor Center in three municipal metered lots. Please click here for parking information and a map of parking lot locations.
– Tours are taken to and from the site in a shuttle from the Visitor Center.
– Covid policies – Masks are required to be worn in the shuttle bus while travelling to and from the site. Masks are recommended to be worn while inside the Visitor Center and inside the buildings at the site. Masks are not required while outside at the site.
– Tours are run rain or shine. In the event of rain, please bring umbrellas, rain coats, etc.
– Please note the last tour of the day departs for the site at 3:45pm (Monday, Friday, Saturday) or 3:00pm (Sunday).
– Please note the Brick House is closed for a preservation project.
– All children (including infants) must be at least ten years old to participate in tours and must be accompanied by an adult. We regret that car seat regulations regarding the use of car seats in our shuttle prevent us from transporting younger children to the site.

 

Glass House Tour(1 Hour)
$25 weekday / $30 weekend

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

 

Glass House + Galleries Tour(2 Hours)
$50 weekdays / $60 weekends and holidays

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.

Self-Guided Tour(Up to 3 Hours)
$75

Self-guided tours are available on 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.

Group Tour(By Appointment)
Contact us for Pricing

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.

Private Tour(Up to 3 hours)
$250 per person

Please contact Isabel Richards at irichards@theglasshouse.org or 203.978.3011 to inquire about availability.

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.

Extended Tour(2 1/2 Hours)
$85 weekdays / $100 weekends and holidays
NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

This tour is currently available for group visits by request.

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.

In-Depth Tour(3 Hours)
$100 weekdays / $120 weekends and holidays
NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

This tour is currently available for group visits by request.

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.