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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Reliquary boxes, crafted from heavy-gauge copper by artisan Grace Gunning, feature varied whimsical images on their lids. Each are signed and dated and lined in velvet to protect one's treasures. They are at once "traditional, contemporary and whimsical". Although Grace employs old-style techniques to create these unusual boxes - hand-run 18th and 19th century machines are used in their construction - they evoke both a Victorian and contemporary vibe. Certainly they are curious!  


mermaid-top  bee hi res  man-with-wings-top  


Social Summer Saturdays ~ It's back - our popular Summer Social Saturdays open house event is underway and will take place every Saturday through September 3rd! We'll uncork the wine and offer complimentary light refreshment from 4:00 until 6:00 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. You may always expect a social and sensational shopping experience. 


Saturday, August 27th ~ A Passion for Books, 4-6We 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! Come browse our shelves and enjoy complimentary refreshment while doing so!

 I'll Have  doubters-almanac  Gone with the Gin

Imagination  At the Point of a Cu  Billionaires-Vinegar-Cover 

Homer-Henry-Hudsons-Curio-Museum-cover  The Postman  Breverton's Nautical Curiosities

 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!      

Saturday, September 3rd ~ Salute to Summer, 4-6 - We welcome back songwriter/folksinger Larry Kaplan as we bid farewell to this special, laid-back season! We'll uncork the wine, mix up a pitcher or two of our favorite summer beverages, offer samples of some of our cool dips and savor all that is special about this season. Enjoy 20% off select products that evoke summer's spirit!

Larry Kaplan's Furthermore Larry Kaplan

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 and see Larry Kaplan live, performing songs from his latest release, "Furthermore", as well as some favorites from earlier cds - like "Songs for an August Moon". (just missing it!)


Summer Social Saturdays

July 9th through September 3rd - we'll offer light refreshment from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Some Saturdays we'll welcome special guest artists - authors and artisans - to join us for casual conversation. On others, we'll have special themes. And we'll always offer a social and sensational shopping experience! See Store page for more info.

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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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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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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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"Gris Goods" are available for purchase on line!

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

We are open 7 days a week! Mondays through Saturdays 10-6; Sundays 11-5; extended hours for select special events.

Contact Information:  860.767.0210,