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The Greenwich Historical Society is open!
We're pleased to welcome visitors to our galleries,  
grounds and museum store!

Special Exhibition

Lobby to Storehouse ©Durston-Saylor

Due to the unprecedented flooding caused by Hurricane Ida, the Greenwich Historical Society’s special exhibition Life and Art: The Greenwich Paintings of John Henry Twachtman is postponed until further notice.  We are thankful that the National Historic Landmark Bush-Holley House, our exhibit galleries, the Vanderbilt Education center and offices were not damaged.  Other areas, including the Library and Archives, sustained significant water damage. 

Our staff members are safe and working on cleanup efforts to ensure the safety of our museum and archival collections, and laying the groundwork for a timely remediation and reopening. For periodic updates or to contribute to our Emergency Relief Fund, visit our Emergency Relief Page. 

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Visitors are invited to tour our Permanent Collection Gallery to see a film and artworks by members of the Cos Cob art colony and other highlights from our museum collections.  

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The Bush-Holley House

Tours are offered  Wednesday through Sunday  at 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm.
Tours last 45 minutes.

Covid-19 Safety Measures in Effect for Bush-Holley House Tours. Docent guides and visitors participating in Bush-Holley House tours are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. House tours will be limited to no more than 2 separate parties with 6 or less people between them per tour.

Call (203) 869-6899 for further information

Larger group tours may be accommodated with prior arrangement.

Please contact Heather Lodge for more information hlodge@greenwichhistory.org.

The Museum Store

Store Hours

Prior reservations are not necessary to visit the Museum Store. Curbside pickup is available for all items purchased from our online store.

Library Hours

Visits to the Library & Archives are by appointment only. Please email us to make an appointment. You may also submit a research request using our online form.

Hours & Information

Museum Admission

Admission to the Bush-Holley House (by guided tour) and museum gallery:

We are a proud member of the CT Art Trail.
Visit all 21 museums on the Connecticut Art Trail for only $25. 

Free admission to the public is available the first Wednesday of each month.

Admission includes access to Museum Galleries, Special Exhibitions and guided tours of the Bush-Holley House. Please note that the Special Exhibitions Gallery is temporarily closed during recovery efforts from Hurricane Ida.

We are  not accepting group reservations at this time.

Museum Store

Administrative Offices

Permanent Collections

Admission is by advanced  reservation only.

Directions

Southbound: Exit 4 off I-95; make immediate Right U-turn onto Sound Shore Drive; follow to end; turn Right onto Strickland Road, parking lot on Left under I-95 overpass.

Northbound: Exit 4 off I-95; make Left over I-95; make immediate Right onto Sound Shore Drive; follow to end; turn Right onto Strickland Road, parking lot on left under I-95 overpass.

Buses: Exit 5 off I-95; Left onto Route 1/East Putnam Avenue. Follow for approximately one mile; Left onto River Road for about 1 mile to intersection and bear Left onto Strickland Road; Parking lot on Right immediately past Bush-Holley Historic Site.

By Train: Greenwich Historical Society is within easy walking distance from the Metro-North Cos Cob train station (less than a mile). From the New York bound side, head east on Strickland Road. From the New Haven bound side, walk under the tracks at the far end of the platform and turn right on to Strickland Road. Greenwich Historical Society is on the left just past the I-95 overpass.

Visit the Greenwich Historical Society on a Metro-North Getaway starting May 1!