For the safety of our visitors and staff, and in compliance with the State of Maryland’s directive to close non-essential places of public gathering, Glenstone Museum is temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

We hope everyone remains safe and healthy during these challenging times. Our essential personnel will continue to care for the art, architecture, and nature of Glenstone, and we look forward to sharing them with you in the future.

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.

General Information:

General Information

To fully experience Glenstone, visitors should be prepared to spend considerable time on foot, and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

We ask you to schedule your visit so we can provide an uncrowded, unrushed environment. Visits are scheduled on the half hour from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. We encourage you to explore at your own pace.

Tickets are available in 3-month increments and are released on the first of every month. (For example, December tickets are available on October 1)

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.

Outside food or beverages, coolers and picnicking are not permitted at Glenstone.

To request a visit for groups larger than 15, or for more information regarding a visit to Glenstone, please contact us at visit@glenstone.org.

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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

Onsite parking is limited. Please plan accordingly.

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

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 you would like to take notes or sketch, please do so with pencils only.

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

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

Photography

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.

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.

To request special accommodations, please contact us at visit@glenstone.org.