Glenstone Museum is operating at a limited capacity Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with scheduled visits every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Maximum group size is 5. Admission to Glenstone is always free.

At Glenstone, we hope to provide you with an unhurried, uncrowded experience with art, architecture, and nature.

To help plan your visit, please scroll down for additional information.

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

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 precautionary measures during the coronavirus outbreak. These include:

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

• Limiting visitor capacity

• Admitting visitors in 15-minute intervals to stagger arrivals

• Requiring visitors and staff to wear masks at all times

• Restricting maximum group size to 5

• Instructing different households/arrival groups to remain six feet apart

• Maintaining an increased cleaning schedule

• Restricting certain paths to one-way only (see site map for details)

• Requesting visitors reschedule their visit if they feel unwell

• Suspending the practice of offering umbrellas to visitors


When the Pavilions reopen on July 23, additional measures will include:

• Keeping the Gallery, the Café, the Patio, and the Environmental Center closed

• Adhering to specific restrictions inside the Pavilions Rooms

• Displaying face covering reminder signs and social distancing markers throughout the Pavilions

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

• Disabling water fountains; please bring your own water bottles and note that you will need to store these in lockers when you enter the Pavilions

General Information:

General Information

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

If the heat index value exceeds 109 degrees, some trails will be closed for safety.

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

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.

Site Map

 

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.

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.

• 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.


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 precautionary measures during the coronavirus outbreak. These include:

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

• Limiting visitor capacity

• Admitting visitors in 15-minute intervals to stagger arrivals

• Requiring visitors and staff to wear masks at all times

• Restricting maximum group size to 5

• Instructing different households/arrival groups to remain six feet apart

• Maintaining an increased cleaning schedule

• Restricting certain paths to one-way only (see site map for details)

• Requesting visitors reschedule their visit if they feel unwell

• Suspending the practice of offering umbrellas to visitors


When the Pavilions reopen on July 23, additional measures will include:

• Keeping the Gallery, the Café, the Patio, and the Environmental Center closed

• Adhering to specific restrictions inside the Pavilions Rooms

• Displaying face covering reminder signs and social distancing markers throughout the Pavilions

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

• Disabling water fountains; please bring your own water bottles and note that you will need to store these in lockers when you enter the Pavilions

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.