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The Greenwich Historical Society is open!
We're pleased to welcome visitors to our galleries, grounds and museum store!
To ensure the safety of staff and visitors, we require masks to be worn by all guests regardless of vaccination status while indoors at the Greenwich Historical Society.
Emergency Relief Fund
Due to the unprecedented flooding caused by Hurricane Ida, the Greenwich Historical Society’s Museum Galleries, Library and Archives are closed 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. At this time we have made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming exhibit, Life and Art: The Greenwich Paintings of John Henry Twachtman, due to open October 6, to a date in the future.
The Museum Galleries are temporarily closed during recovery efforts from Hurricane Ida.
Visitors are invited to tour our Permanent Collection Gallery to see artworks by members of the Cos Cob art colony and other highlights from our museum collections. Advanced reservations are recommended.
The Bush-Holley House is now open for docent-led tours.
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.
Tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Tours last 45 minutes.
The Museum Store
Prior reservations are not necessary to visit the Museum Store. Curbside pickup is available for all items purchased from our online store.
Hours & Information
Admission to the Bush-Holley House (by guided tour) and museum gallery:
- Adults: $10
- Seniors and Students: $8
- Always free to members and children under 18
- Proudly free to active military and their families in summer as part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Blue Star program.
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 Museum Galleries are temporarily closed during recovery efforts from Hurricane Ida.
We are not accepting group reservations at this time.
Admission is by advanced reservation only.
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!