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.


Friday, November 29th & Saturday, November 30th – Bring the spirit back to the holiday season: Shop Small and experience the big difference in how it feels! Good “old-fashioned” customer service, a festive atmosphere, and unique and carefull-curated items make holiday shopping enjoyable! And at Goods & Curiosities we offer this experience every day!

Saturday, December 7th, 10am-5pm ~ Essex Holiday House Tour & Essex Holiday Stroll – enjoy this festive self-guided walking tour featuring Essex village homes  beautifully decorated for the Holidays. The tour also affords a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the many unique shops and galleries throughout town: all will be in full holiday spirit – some offering special shopping deals, gifts with purchase, refreshment, and/or a good old-fashioned shopping experience. As the Essex Holiday Stroll falls on the SAME DAY this year, merriment will abound! Our Store is always a beloved stop on the shopping trail!


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!


Store Hours: MON-SAT 10am – 6pm; SUN 11am – 5pm; Extended hours for special events.