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Greenwich Historical Society

Bush-Holley Historic Site features the circa 1730 National Historical Landmark Bush-Holley House, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1991 by the National Park Service. In 2005, the Historical Society was accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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Bush-Holley House Museum presents visitors with two distinct time periods.  
The New Nation (1790–1825) period is the era following the American Revolution when our country was literally a new nation. This was a transitional period for the new states and specifically the Cos Cob household of David Bush and his family.
During the Cos Cob Art Colony (1890–1920) period the house was run as a boarding house and was a gathering place for artists, writers and editors. Hundreds of art students came to study with leading American Impressionists John Henry Twachtman, J. Alden Weir, Theodore Robinson and Childe Hassam.

Guided tours of Bush-Holley House feature historic interiors related to the Bush and Holley families and an American Impressionist art collection.

The Galleries present historically and artistically significant exhibitions curated by foremost authorities on art and history. Exhibits focus on the art and artists of the Cos Cob art colony, museum collections and aspects of Greenwich history.

Tour time: 45 minutes

Other amenities: Dining nearby, gift shop, parking.

Pricing: Tours and museum galleries: adults $10, seniors and students $8, children (under 18) free. Free the first Wednesday of every month. Gallery admission included with Bush-Holley House admission.

Other Amenities: Open After COVID, ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Groups Welcome, Guided Group Tours, Meeting/Event Facilities, Special Rentals



Greenwich Historical Society
47 Strickland Rd.
Cos Cob, CT 06807


Wed.-Sun. 12-4. Bush-Holley House access via docent-led tours only; ours at 12, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Gallery hours: 12-4. Gallery admission is included with Bush-Holley House admission.

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