Glenstone Museum is open Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is always free.

Schedule a visit here. Learn more about our guaranteed entry programs 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.

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. Our last admission for late arrivals is 4:15 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.

Since visitors seek different levels of engagement and interests vary widely, Guides (in gray uniforms with horizontal bar pins) are stationed throughout the campus to answer questions, discuss ideas, and offer general assistance as needed.


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.

• Bags larger than 14” x 14” must be placed in a locker while in the Pavilions and the Gallery.

• If the heat index value exceeds 105 degrees or if the wind chill temperature falls below 0 degrees, some trails and outdoor sculptures will be closed.

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.

• 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. 

• We request 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.


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.

Route 301 on the Ride On bus stops at Glenstone Museum. Click here for route information and timetables.

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

September 2022: Construction and road resurfacing on Glen Road this fall may impact your travel time to Glenstone - please plan extra travel time on your way to the museum.

Bridge closures at Glen Road beginning on 9/26 may impact your route to Glenstone. Visitors are advised to reach Glen Road via River Road, then Piney Meetinghouse Road or Travilah Road.

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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 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.


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

Complimentary wheelchairs and gallery chairs are available upon request.

We offer cart service that runs between the Arrival Hall and a bench located between the Gallery and Pavilions, both of which are about a 4-minute walk from the stop. This service runs continuously throughout the day.

Service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are welcome. The ADA does not currently recognize emotional support animals. Therefore pets, emotional support animals, comfort animals, therapy animals, and all other animals not specifically covered in the American with Disabilities Act are not permitted.

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 Please note: ASL interpreters must be requested at least one week before you visit.

To request special accommodations, please contact us at