Glenstone Museum is open in a limited capacity on visitor days (Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).  Scheduled visits are required, and admission is free.

Schedule a visit here.

At right, a large, flowering dinosaur head rises over a meadow full of yellow flowers, while at left, a group of people with white umbrellas approaches the giant head.

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors and associates are our top priorities and we have adjusted our visitor experience to include additional COVID-19 safety measures. These include:

• Scheduling all visits in advance; to help manage capacity, walk-ups, including Ride On Bus passengers who do not have a scheduled visit, will not be permitted

• Limiting group sizes to no more than five people

• Offering arrival times 15 minutes apart to prevent too many people from arriving at the same time

• Setting indoor capacity limits that meet Montgomery County guidelines

• Requiring visitors and staff to wear masks indoors

• Requiring visitors and staff to wear masks outdoors when within six feet of or engaging with someone outside of their household

• Requiring masks that always fit snugly under the chin (please note: gaiters and masks with exhalation valves are not permitted)

• Requiring diners at the Patio to wear masks when away from their table

• Conducting check-ins on Glenstone Way rather than inside the Arrival Hall

• Reminding all people on site – visitors and staff – to stay at least six feet apart

• Opening the Arrival Hall in a limited capacity for access to restrooms, a water bottle refill station, and the Bookstore

• Offering outdoor-only dining at the Patio

• Suspending all indoor dining

• Making certain paths one-way

• Displaying additional signage to remind visitors of our policies

• Installing touchless hand sanitizer stations

• Reminding visitors to be prepared to be on their feet the entire time and check the weather forecast before arriving

• Requesting visitors reschedule their visit if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days, have not followed current travel restrictions identified by the state, or feel unwell

• Displaying mask and social distancing reminder signage throughout the site

• Installing hand sanitizing stations at each point of entry, bathroom, elevator, and outside of rooms

• Disabling water fountains

• Increasing bag size permitted in the art space (now limited to 14” x 14”) to minimize use of lockers

Please continue to check this site for additional updates before your scheduled visit.


General Information:

General Information

Visitors should be prepared to spend considerable time on foot, and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Glenstone is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Days.

Due to the fragile nature of the works on view, all visitors must be 12 or older and all minors (ages 12–17) must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Please stay on marked trails and paths. Trails close at 5 p.m.

Picnicking is not permitted at Glenstone.

The sound sculpture, FOREST (for a thousand years…), 2012 by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller contains loud passages including sounds of explosions and recordings from historical battle reenactments which may be heard throughout the site.

Guidelines

General Guidelines

• Due to the fragile nature of the works on view, all visitors must be 12 or older and all minors (ages 12–17) must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

• Please don’t touch the art. Even outdoor sculptures that are exposed to the elements can be damaged by human contact.

• If the heat index value exceeds 109 degrees or if the wind chill temperature falls below 0 degrees, some trails will be closed for safety. If this occurs during an outdoor-only experience, the site will be cleared and closed until temperatures improve.

• If there are thunderstorms reported in the area, we will close the grounds until the storm has passed.

• Trails close at 5 p.m.

• Glenstone is a smoke free environment. The use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes/vaping are not permitted.


Additional COVID-19 Safety Measures

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors and associates are our top priorities and we have adjusted our visitor experience to include additional COVID-19 safety measures. These include:

• Scheduling all visits in advance; to help manage capacity, walk-ups, including Ride On Bus passengers who do not have a scheduled visit, will not be permitted

• Limiting group sizes to no more than five people

• Offering arrival times 15 minutes apart to prevent too many people from arriving at the same time

• Setting indoor capacity limits that meet Montgomery County guidelines

• Requiring visitors and staff to wear masks indoors

• Requiring visitors and staff to wear masks outdoors when within six feet of or engaging with someone outside of their household

• Requiring masks that always fit snugly under the chin (please note: gaiters and masks with exhalation valves are not permitted)

• Requiring diners at the Patio to wear masks when away from their table

• Conducting check-ins on Glenstone Way rather than inside the Arrival Hall

• Reminding all people on site – visitors and staff – to stay at least six feet apart

• Opening the Arrival Hall in a limited capacity for access to restrooms, a water bottle refill station, and the Bookstore

• Offering outdoor-only dining at the Patio

• Suspending all indoor dining

• Making certain paths one-way

• Displaying additional signage to remind visitors of our policies

• Installing touchless hand sanitizer stations

• Reminding visitors to be prepared to be on their feet the entire time and check the weather forecast before arriving

• Requesting visitors reschedule their visit if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days, have not followed current travel restrictions identified by the state, or feel unwell

• Displaying mask and social distancing reminder signage throughout the site

• Installing hand sanitizing stations at each point of entry, bathroom, elevator, and outside of rooms

• Disabling water fountains

• Increasing bag size permitted in the art space (now limited to 14” x 14”) to minimize use of lockers

Site Map

Map of the Pavilions

Getting Here

Glenstone is located at 12100 Glen Road.

From downtown D.C., travel takes 30–45 minutes without traffic.

From downtown Baltimore, travel takes 60 minutes without traffic.

Glen Road is a busy road shared by drivers, cyclists and walkers. Please be aware of your surroundings as you arrive at Glenstone.

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Parking

There are three parking groves at the Arrival Hall: Red Oak, White Oak, and Sycamore.

Accessible parking is available directly in front of the Arrival Hall in the Sycamore parking grove.

Bicycle parking is available at the Environmental Center, a 1-minute walk from the Red Oak parking grove.

Photography

Photography is not permitted inside the museum.

If you would like to take photos outside, please do so for personal use only, and please don’t use auxiliary lighting, selfie sticks, drones, or tripods.

Commercial photography is not permitted.

We encourage you to immerse yourself in the art, architecture, and nature and hope you will limit your use of electronic devices.

Accessibility

Accessible parking is available directly in front of the Arrival Hall in the Sycamore parking grove.

There is a quarter-mile walk through the meadow between the parking groves and the Entry Pavilion. We offer cart service to bypass the meadow walk, which can be requested at the Arrival Hall. The cart brings visitors to the Gallery area, about a 4-minute walk to the Pavilions. The carts will have a barrier between the driver and visitors and will be cleaned in between uses.

Service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are welcome.

Our paths are designed to be firm and stable with accessible grades. Trails cut through wooded areas, cover varying terrain, and are intended to be experienced on foot. We recommend visitors wear comfortable and durable footwear.

ASL interpretation services can be requested through [email protected]. Please note: ASL interpreters must be requested at least one week before you visit.

To request special accommodations, please contact us at [email protected]