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.

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We are fully stocked with wonderful merchandise for holiday decorating, entertaining and gift giving. 


A small sampling of our charming, handcrafted ornaments: 

Garland with stockings and mittens 

Mouse Ornament  Whale Ornament  fancy bird ornament from beehive

Pea Soup Ornaments   


Festival of Trees  

Win a chance to bring this tree home! 12 Curious Days of Christmas, designed by our creative staff, features special gifts and trinkets within each numbered box. Purchasing a chance to win will support the good works of the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut. You may purchase raffle tickets to win this or any other tree at The Griswold Inn Store ~ Goods & Curiosities. Drawing of winners takes place at The Tree Gallery, 3 Manin Street at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Good Luck!

  Griswold Inn Store on Instagram: “Win this tree! In partnership with #childandfamily agency of South  

Saturday, December 9th, 5:00 - 8:00 pm ~ Shop, Sip and Stroll ~ NEW this year as part of the traditional Saturday Essex Holiday Stroll. Shops will feature in-store specials and complimentary refreshment. Stop by The Tree Gallery at 3 Main Street for wine and cheese where 25 decorated trees are on display.

Saturday, December 10th, 10:00 am-6:00 pm ~ Essex Holiday Stroll ~ a special shopping event featuring various festivities around town. In addition to in-store specials, light refreshment, free gift wrap and a very festive shopping environment, we are delighted to host a book signing with author Dorie Greenspan. Dorie will be introducing her latest project, perfect for the holidays! Join the merriment at Goods & Curiosities!

MEET THE AUTHOR, 2-3 p.m. - 'Culinary Guru' Dorie Greenspan, award-winning author of 12 cookbooks, three-time recipient of the prestigious James Beard Award and inductee into "Who's Who in Food and Wine", will be in store introducing and signing her most recent release. Dorie's Cookie's is filled with sweet and savory recipes accompanied by glossy, mouth-watering photographs of these tempting treats - just in time for holiday baking and entertaining!

Dorie6-retcrop  Doris's Cookies 

Wednesday, December 21st, 5:00 - 7:30 pm ~ Annual Winter Solstice Celebration ~ We love a party and it's our seventh annual! Come celebrate with us as we mark the end of the year's darkest day and delight in the holiday season! Yet more important, the open house is our way of expressing gratitude for your patronage throughout the year. Enjoy special pricing on all measurements of time and select holiday goods. As always - free gift wrap for all! Complimentary refreshments - bubbly and otherwise! 


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!

 Remembering Katharine Hepburn  The Twelve Terrors of Christmas   Gone with the Gin

Imagination  At the Point of a Cu  Billionaires-Vinegar-Cover 

 The Postman  Breverton's Nautical Curiosities

 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!      


New Year's Eve

Join us for a deliciously festive NYE celebration! Our chefs have created an elegant prix-fixe menu just for the occasion. From 10pm - 1am get on board for "The Mystery Tour", a Beatles Tribute Band, in our 'Back Room'. Come have dinner and party with us! Dinner seatings begin at 5:30 pm. Reservations, 860.767.1776.

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Annual Solstice Party Open House - Dec 21

We love a party and we're hosting a special one at The Griswold Inn Store ~ Goods & Curiosities - Saturday, December 21st. It's our 7th annual and promises to be a festive celebration from 5-7:30 with in-store specials and complimentary refreshment - bubbly and otherwise! Come share some holiday cheer!

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Holiday Stroll Event - Book Signing w/Dorie Greenspan

December 10 - 'Culinary Guru' and award-winning cookbook author Dorie Greenspan will be in store with her latest release. "Dorie's Cookies" is filled with sweet and savory recipes just right for holiday baking! Though Dorie will be with us from 2-3 pm, we will feature in-store specials, light refreshment, free gift wrap and a very festive shopping environment all day!

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December Dining Festivities

Our month-long holiday celebration is underway! Enjoy the spirited festivities during our favorite month at the Gris! While served by costumed wait staff, the Royal Court Singers perform seasonal classics tableside. Eat, Drink and Be Merry! Reservations recommended, 860.767.1776.

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Hunt Breakfast

Enjoy the thrill of the hunt each Sunday when a bountiful spread is laid out buffet-style. Breakfast is served from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and reservations are suggested, 860.767.1776. Dixieland Jazz by Freight Train Five begins at noon!

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Friday Happy Hours

TGIF! Get the weekend started! Enjoy reduced drink prices, our own Revolutionary Ale at $3 the pint, complimentary appetizers and Ray on the piano. Every Friday, 4 - 6pm.

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"Gris Goods" are available for purchase on line!

The Store is located at 47 Main Street, directly across from the Main Inn.

We are open 7 days a week! Mondays through Saturdays 10-6; Sundays 11-5; extended hours for select special events.

Contact Information:  860.767.0210,