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Philip Johnson Glass House in Conn. offers quick tours

Posted by Jan Shepherd  September 30, 2011 07:50 AM

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JohnsonGlass.jpg If you've always wanted to see the famous Philip Johnson Glass House but lacked the time for a longer themed tour of the 47-acre property in New Canaan, Conn., there's an alternative this fall. Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. through Nov. 30, the National Historic Trust property offers "The Pure Glass House," a one-hour guided tour of the late modern architect's amazing all-glass home and furnishings where he lived from 1949 until his death in 2005. The iconic house and the other imaginative buildings designed by Johnson opened to the public in 2007. Tickets for the 1-hour tour are $30. The other themed tours of the property ($45-$450) also continue through Nov. 30. Advance reservations required for all tours. Tours begin and end at Philip Johnson Glass House Visitor Center, 199 Elm St., New Canaan, Conn. Telephone 203-594-9884, ext. 0.

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