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Glass House Tours

01 May - 30 November
Organized by: The Glass House
Venue: The Glass House
199 Elm Street
New York

The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, is a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, Connecticut. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises fourteen structures, including the Glass House (1949), and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture, along with temporary exhibitions.


Tours annually run from May 1 to November 30 and advanced reservations are recommended.


Children must be at least ten years old and accompanied by an adult.


Please note the Brick House is closed for a preservation project.


Tours are available on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Glass House is closed to the public on Tuesday and Wednesday.





1 hour Glass House Tour


$50 weekdays / $60 weekends and holidays

2 hours Glass House + Galleries Tour


$85 weekdays / $100 weekends and holidays

2 1/2 hours Extended Tour


$100 weekdays / $120 weekends and holidays

3 hours In-depth Tour



Up to 3 hours Self-Guided Tour