"The Definition of an Art Colony" Old Lyme by msbrandysue

Old Lyme Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 28 photos

Why Did I Come?

I went to Old Lyme to see the Florence Griswold Museum and stay at the Bee and Thistle Inn because of the article in 1000 Things to See Before You Die, USA Edition.

My Favorite Part

My favorite part was definitely the beautiful Griswold House. You can go inside and their are museum directors in almost every room to answer any questions but its' really an exploration on your own. I love how the walls of the kitchen are decorated on the ACTUAL wall instead of paintings lol. Totally transformed me into the early 1900s.

Surprise Attraction

I loved being outdoors exploring the garden area and the water front where most of the artists got their inspiration. I could have definitely spent a summer here just taking in the nature.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful nature, small town blues
  • Cons:Right off the freeway, so fast food is like 10-15 minutes away
  • In a nutshell:Art Colony couldn't have been more appealing, can see why it was popular!
  • Last visit to Old Lyme: Jun 2009
  • Intro Updated Apr 19, 2010
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    Excellent place to see! Some of the smallest places are the best. Nice page!


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