New Canaan, Connecticut: The Glass House

Famous architect Philip Johnson built his box-like Glass House in 1947, in the middle of 50 acres of exclusive Connecticut real estate.

Address:
199 Elm St., New Canaan, CT
Directions:
Visitor check-in at downtown New Canaan's Glass House Visitor Center, across from the train station. You can also see it for free (from a distance, over a stone fence) from the west side of Ponus Ridge Rd just south of Arrow Head Trail. Map point is for the Glass House itself; for the Visitor Center, use the street address.
Hours:
April-Nov. M, F-Su (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
866-811-4111
Admission:
Self-guided tours $25 and up. No children under 10.
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The Glass House.

The Glass House

The Glass House now has $30 self-guided tour tickets.

[Liz R., 12/07/2021]

Famous architect Philip Johnson built his box-like Glass House in 1947, in the middle of 50 acres of exclusive Connecticut real estate. For decades it was off-limits, then open only to very expensive and limited tours as a roadside attraction for the upper crust. Now it's open to self-guided -- slightly less expensive -- tours for the general public. No pets or children under ten. Be careful where you walk.


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