The Griswold Inn Store ~ Goods & Curiosities, features an eclectic mix of products inspired by the Inn and New England - from their Early American and maritime heritage to Connecticut lifestyle and entertaining today.  Items include creatively-branded 'Gris' merchandise; hand-crafted and Connecticut-made products; limited edition prints of The Griswold Inn's renowned art collection; home goods, select books, unique toys, artisan jewelry, specialty foods...traditional, whimsical, and contemporary ~ Goods & Curiosities.  The Store's displays and assorted collection of interesting goods are continually changing, promising a pleasant discovery with each visit. We are located at 47 Main Street, directly across the street from the Main Inn.

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Summer! !!! 

Social Summer Saturdays ~ It's back - our popular Summer Social Saturdays open house event is underway and will take place very Saturday through September 5th! We'll uncork the wine and offer complimentary light refreshment from 4:00 until 7:00 pm. Some Saturdays we'll welcome special guests to join us. On others we'll feature a specific theme and offer 20% off select products within that category. You may always expect a social and sensational shopping experience.


Saturday, August 22nd ~ A Trio of CT Authors

Matthew Goldman, perhaps better known as Constant Waterman, will be our guest with his newly released MoonWind, Sailing Hither and Yon and several other titles he has authored and illustrated. MoonWind is Waterman's 26 ft. sloop on which he has had many an adventure sailing the waters of Southeastern Connecticut.

Matthew Goldman   MoonWind at Large

Local author Wick Griswold is the author of several books on Connecticut including one that tells the story of his own family, who has a rich history in Old Lyme dating back to the 1600's.

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Bill Siss, author of recently published Connecticut Beer: A History of Nutmeg State Brewing, has taken his journalistic background to deeply explore a subject that hails back to our colonial roots when beer was the preferred way to quench one's thirst in the absence of potable drinking water. Siss traces the hoppy path to present day, when Connecticut breweries are cropping up on a very regular basis. Some samples may be available!  :)

will-siss-author  Connecticut Beer

Saturday, August 29th ~ Gris Goods

Saturday, September 5th ~ Salute to Summer, 4-7 - Sadly - until next year! - we will be closing out our Summer Social Saturdays. We'll feature some of our favorite "summer-ish" things as we bid farewell to this special, laid-back season! To go along with the relaxed summer vibe, Larry Kaplan will play in the Gris Courtyard just outside our door! We'll uncork the wine, mix up a pitcher or two of our favorite beverages, offer samples of some of our cool dips and savor all that is special about this season. Enjoy 20% of select products that evoke summer's spirit!

Larry Kaplan   Songs for an August Moon

Songwriter/Folksinger Larry Kaplan - Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, this talented Connecticut musician has been at his craft for many years. Kaplan's music has been described as "touching and powerful": his ballads draw from New England's rich history, many concern the sea and those who make their living upon it. He accompanies his singing with guitar, banjo and harmonica. Stop by between 5 and 7 and experience Larry Kaplan live as he performs songs from his appropriately titled, Songs for an August Moon.


Without a lot of fanfare, on Monday, May 31st, 2010 at high noon we opened our doors for business. It's been a great adventure ever since! Happily, we often hear that The Griswold Inn Store has been a wonderful addition to our campus. We are grateful to all who have patronized the Store over these past five years, many of whom have become regular customers. We look forward to welcoming new patrons and continuing serving all for countless years to come!

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Karen ~ Store Manager, Jen ~ Assistant Buyer, Christine, Ellen & Hannah ~ Sales Associates


We LOVE our books around here and we have an absolutely WONDERFUL selection! Originally stocked for our Inn guests, we have expanded our collection as demand has grown for our eclectic offerings!

The Art of Standup Paddling  The British Raid on Essex  The Rogue's Guide to Retirement  

 To read our staff reviews and view our latest Recommended Reads by avid Gris readers click here! Of course there's a lot more in store!    


"Gris Goods" are available for purchase on line!

August 22nd - Summer Social Saturday with CT Authors

Meet a Trio of CT Authors in our store with their recently published books, 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Complimentary beer samples and refreshment. For more, see Store Page.

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Summer Social Saturdays

July 11th through September 5th - we'll stay open until 7:00 and offer light refreshment from 4:00 pm on. Some Saturdays we'll welcome special guest artists - authors and artisans. And we'll always offer a social and sensational shopping experience! See Calendar of Events or Store page for more info.

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Friday Happy Hours

TGIF! Get the weekend started! Enjoy reduced drink prices, our own Revolutionary Ale at $3 the pint, complimentary appetizers and Ray on the piano. Every Friday, 4 - 6pm.

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Hunt Breakfast

Enjoy the thrill of the hunt each Sunday when a bountiful spread is laid out buffet-style. Breakfast is served from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and reservations are suggested, 860.767.1776. Dixieland Jazz by Freight Train Five begins at noon!

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Wine, Women & Wednesdays

All wines by the glass are 1/2 price for women - over 50 to choose from! Every Wednesday.

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Dixieland Sundays

Join us for our jazzy Sunday Hunt Breakfast featuring Dixieland Jazz by Freight Train Five, noon to 3 p.m. Reservations for brunch recommended, 860.767.1776.

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The Store is located at 47 Main Street, directly across from the Main Inn.

NOW OPEN 7 days a week through December 31st.

Monday through Saturday, 10-6, Sunday, 11-5. Extended hours for special events and during holiday season.

Winter/Spring Hours: Thursdays through Saturdays, 10-6, Sundays and Mondays, 11-5. Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment, 860.767.0210. 

Contact Information:  860.767.0210,