Florence Griswold House is a museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut. The house backs up to the Lieutenant River, a tributary of the Connecticut River.
The Griswold House was home to many excellent landscape painters at the turn of the 20th century. Ms. Griswold inherited the house from her previously wealthy family. To make ends meet, she began taking in artists as boarders. Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf and Guy Wiggins are among the artists who lived at or visited the colony.
The artists became known as the Lyme Art Colony and Ms. Griswold's house became the center of Impressionism in America.