Lodgings with Art in Mystic Country & Eastern Connecticut

The Connecticut Yacht Painting - Griswold Inn - Essex, CT
The Griswold Inn

36 Main Street Essex, CT, 06426 Phone: 860-767-1776

Historic inn’s popular art tour a voyage into the maritime past

Over the years (and, as one of the oldest continuously operated inns in the country, it’s a lot of years), the staff at the Griswold Inn received so many questions about all the maritime art displayed in its public spaces that it organized a tour. The free session is led by an expert on the inn’s museum-quality collection, who not only points out significant and interesting pieces but tells the fascinating stories behind them. Afterward, head for the inn’s historic dining rooms and enjoy some fine New England cuisine – and show off your new-found appreciation for the marine art that surrounds you.