The Glass House is hosting its inaugural Community Day by offering free tour tickets to New Canaan residents.

Free tours will take place on Wednesday, May 1, and begin and end at the Glass House Visitor Center, 199 Elm St., across from the New Canaan Train Station. Tours depart the Visitor Center at 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

The Community Day will launch the 2013 season of tours of the Glass House, marking its seventh year as a public site.

Beginning with the Community Day, the Glass House seeks to expand partnerships with local organizations and serve as a resource for education and enrichment to residents of all ages.

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The 2013 season will also feature after-school programs for children and a new Readings series co-hosted with the New Canaan Library.

Advance reservations are required for admission and can be made by visiting and use the promotional code NC2013 to secure complimentary tickets. For information, call 203-594-9884.