The Philip Johnson Glass House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, launches its 2010 tour season on Saturday, May 1. The season, which runs from May through November, offers six levels of site experience and tickets are currently available at all levels. Ticket orders may be placed online at www.philipjohnsonglasshouse.org or by calling 866-811-4111.

"As we enter our fourth season, the Glass House offers visitors a varied selection of tours conducted by a talented and dedicated guide team," said Christy MacLear, Glass House executive director. "Given our location, we are poised to draw from a deep pool of qualified guide candidates who reside in lower Fairfield County and beyond. As a result, each of our guides offer a unique perspective based upon their individual training and expertise. This year's team is composed of individuals with degrees and professional experience in the fields of architecture, art conservation, art history, fine art, history and theory of modern art, landscape architecture and interior design. The group also includes five members of the 2007 original guide team who helped us launch our public opening including Gretchen Burke of Darien and New Canaan residents Peter Daniel, Pat McCaughey, Eileen Mattes and Christie Nichols."

When purchasing tickets, guests may choose from six levels of site experience including: Standard tour ($30 per person); Extended tour ($45 per person); Modern Friends tour ($100 per person); Twilight tour ($150 per person); Private tour ($250 per person) and the Glass House tour + Four Seasons dinner package ($400 per person).

The Philip Johnson Glass House is an international destination and celebrated example of modernist architecture and has been named as the Center for Modernism by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It operates as a programmatic, scholastic and advisory center for modern architecture, art and landscape. For more information, visit www.philipjohnsonglasshouse.org or contact the Glass House Visitor Center at 203-594-9884 ext. 0.