About Goods & Curiosities

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.


Wednesday, November 15 ~ 5 to 8pm ~ Girls Night Out in Essex with the e-list 

Please join us for a spirited night of shopping and socializing! Enjoy 20% off most items and get “first pick” of our fabulous new merchandise! It’s a great opportunity to get started on holiday shopping – whether for gift-giving or decorating your home, tree, or self! In order to receive the discount with us, or with any other participating Essex merchant, you must be an e-list-subscriber. It’s free! Visit the-e-list for more. If you’re interested in having dinner at The Gris afterwards – in the Wine Bar or on our historic side, we encourage you to make reservations, 860.767.1776.

Keep current on upcoming special events, featured products and artisans, and other store scoop!

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!

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!