Visit Greenwich Historical Society

Planning Your Visit

The Greenwich Historical Society is open and welcoming visitors to our galleries, grounds and museum store.

Our Museum Galleries, Museum Store and Library & Archives are open to visitors under the following policies:

Admission to our Museum Galleries is available with 
advanced online ticket reservations recommendedVisitors may tour our Permanent Collection Gallery to see artworks by members of the Cos Cob art colony and other highlights from our museum collections.  Masks are required for all indoor activities, and recommended throughout.  Read more about our upcoming exhibition, Beautiful Work: The Art of Greenwich Gardens and Landscapes opening to the public May 1. Members only previews begin April 28

Tours of the Bush-Holley House are being offered by appointment. Beginning May 1, tours will be available Wednesday through Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. Please contact us to make a reservation.

Guided outdoor Site and Landscape Tours of our gardens and grounds offer the opportunity to learn about the history of the Bush-Holley House and the Cos Cob Lower Landing. Tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting) at 2pm beginning May 1, or by appointment. 

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

The Museum Store  is open Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM and Saturday and Sunday 12:00PM-4:00PM. Prior reservations are not necessary to visit the Museum Store. Curbside pickup is available for all items purchased from our online store.

The Museum Café is not offering hot drinks or food at this time. Pre-packaged snacks and bottled beverages may be purchased at the Museum Store.

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Tours of the Bush-Holley House are available to small groups by appointment. Beginning May 1, small group tours will be available Wednesday-Sunday at 1pm and 3pm.

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Guided outdoor Site and Landscape Tours of our gardens and grounds offer the opportunity to learn about the history of the Bush-Holley House and the Cos Cob Lower Landing. Tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting) at 2pm and must be reserved in advance. 

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

The Museum Store

The Museum Store is open Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM and Saturday and Sunday 12:00PM-4:00PM. Prior reservations are not necessary to visit the Museum Store. Curbside pickup is available for all items purchased from our online store.

The Museum Café

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The Museum Café offers hot drinks and pre-packaged snacks and bottled beverages.

Hours & information

Museum Admission

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

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Free admission to the public is available the first Wednesday of each month.
Admission includes access to the Museum Galleries and Special Exhibitions. Please note that Bush-Holley House tours are available by appointment only at this time . Guided outdoor Site and Landscape Tours are available Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00PM beginning in May or by appointment. Tours are included in the price of admission but must be reserved in advance.

We are  not accepting group reservations at this time.

Museum Galleries

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Admission is by advanced online ticket reservations only.

Museum Store + Café

Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Museum Café is offering a ,limited menu of hot drinks, pre-packaged snacks and bottled beverages.

Bush-Holley House

Tours of Bush-Holley House are being offered by appointment to small groups. Beginning May 1, tours will be available Wednesday through Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. Please call 203.869.6899.

Library + Archives

By appointment only.  To make an appointment, please email us via the link below.

Administrative Offices

Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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! 

 

We’re Open!

Our Galleries, Museum Store and Archives are open.

Reservations are required for the galleries.
Or visit our grounds