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.


Our popular Summer Social Saturdays are back! We’ll kick off this open house-style event on July 8th and continue right through Labor Day Weekend. Some Saturdays we’ll welcome special guests – artists, authors and artisans – to join us. On others we’ll focus on a special theme with related special savings. Every Saturday we’ll offer complimentary refreshment from opening bell at 10 a.m. until closing at 7:00 p.m. And, as always, you may expect a social and sensational shopping experience!


July 8 ~ Noon to 5pm ~ Meet the Artist: Trunk Show with Local Artist and Craftsman: In conjunction with the Antique and Classic Boat Show, The Griswold Inn Store ~ Goods & Curiosities will host local artist and Essex-based craftsman showcasing his beautifully-made selection of vintage paddles and oars. Each has been given new life and a unique design. Nautically-inspired works are for sale exclusively at The Griswold Inn Store. Custom designs are encouraged. Stop by to view these meticulously-detailed works of art – meet the artist and enjoy complimentary refreshment!


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!