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.


This Summer ~ Experience Essex at a NEW party-like happening in Essex Village for the Summer of 2018 – 1st Thursdays!  The Essex Board of Trade will host a series of three themed events on the first Thursdays of June, July and August, from the top of Main Street down to the foot of Main on the Connecticut River.  Stores and galleries will be open late with festivities and special discounts. Alfresco dining, menu specials and entertainment will be in full swing.

Thursday, July 5th, 5pm ~ Essex Celebrates the 4th!

This spirited event will include a Cruise Night in the parking lot of Olive Oyl’s Cuisine, a Rum Bar on the deck of the Connecticut River Museum, specially priced libations at The Griswold Inn, and beginning Yoga in the Main Street Park sponsored by Essex Park and Recreation. So much fun on tap!

And at Goods & CuriositiesIt’s all about summer entertaining! Enjoy 20% off select products throughout the store that fit the theme! Weather permitting, complimentary refreshment may be enjoyed alfresco in our “cocktail garden!”

Thursday, August 2nd, 5pm ~ Essex is Hot, Hot, Hot!

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!


Early Spring 2018 Store Hours: M-F 10am – 5 pm; SAT 10am – 6 pm; SUN 11am – 5 pm