Griswold Inn Cat's Meow Model


Pickup available at 47 Main Street

Usually ready in 24 hours

The oldest continuously operating inn in the U.S., and one of the best known structures of Essex and the lower CT River Valley. Begun as a tavern in 1776, it was built into a 3 story, 3 porch frame structure by Richard Hayden in 1801. Filled with Currier & Ives Prints, exquisite maritime paintings by Jacobsen, nautical ephemera, and a firearm collection, the ‘Gris’ is a living history of art and architecture. A portion of proceeds from this archi-block benefits the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT.


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