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Hours & Directions

Visitor Center & Design Store

January through mid-April: the Design Store and Visitor Center will be open by appointment, Monday through Friday.
Please call 203-594-9884 X 0 or 203-978-3012

During the Tour Season

Monday: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Tuesday: closed, call for an appointment.

Wednesday: closed, call for an appointment.

Thursday: closed, call for an appointment.

Friday: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Saturday: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Sunday: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Glass House Tours

The 2021 season is planned to run between April 16 – November 15, 2021. Tour offerings and site access will depend on government and health official guidelines regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. Please join our mailing list to learn about our plans for tours and programs.

Parking

Public parking is NOT available at the Visitor Center. 

Parking is located one block from the Visitor Center in three municipal metered lots. 

Please see the map below for parking lot locations.

Daily parking passes ($4.00) are recommended if you are visiting on a weekday. We recommend purchasing a parking pass with your tickets when making reservations either online or via phone. Parking passes are not necessary for weekend or evening tours.

Otherwise, quarters are required for metered parking at a rate of $.50/hour. 

Guests with special needs should contact us in advance to arrange for use of our limited parking spaces.

By Car

From the North:
Merritt Parkway CT Rt. 15 South toward New York City.  Exit 37 (New Canaan, Darien, Rt. 124).  Turn left onto South Avenue (Rt. 124) and proceed two miles to town center.  Turn left onto Elm Street.  The Visitor Center is located at 199 Elm Street.
OR
I-95 South to Exit 11 (Darien / Rowayton).  Turn right onto Boston Post Road / Rt. 1.  Turn left onto Mansfield Avenue and proceed five miles north to the New Canaan town center.  (Please note that Mansfield Avenue becomes South Avenue upon entering New Canaan).  Turn left onto Elm Street.  The Visitor Center is located at 199 Elm Street.

From the South:
Hutchinson River Parkway North to Merritt Parkway CT Rt. 15 North toward New Haven.  Exit 37 (New Canaan, Darien, Rt. 124).  Turn left onto South Avenue (Rt. 124) and proceed two miles to the New Canaan town center.  Turn left onto Elm Street.  The Visitor Center is located at 199 Elm Street.
OR
I-95 North to Exit 11 (Darien / Rowayton).  Turn left onto Boston Post Rd / Rt. 1.  Turn left onto Mansfield Avenue and proceed five miles north to the New Canaan town center.  (Please note that Mansfield Avenue becomes South Avenue upon entering New Canaan).  Turn left onto Elm Street.  The Visitor Center is located at 199 Elm Street.

By Train

Transportation by train is easily accessible from New York City and the eastern seaboard along the Metro North New Haven line.

The Visitor Center is located across the street from the New Canaan train station.

Please note that you may need to transfer trains in Stamford, CT to the New Canaan extension line during off-peak hours.