Glenstone Museum is open Thursday–Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. with visits scheduled on the half hour until 3:00 p.m. Admission to Glenstone is always free.

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

If you arrive without a reservation mid-day or later, we will make every effort to accommodate you, space-permitting. Please know we cannot guarantee entry for those without advance reservations, with the exception of Montgomery County Ride On riders.

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

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General Information:

General Information

Glenstone Museum encompasses two buildings, several outdoor sculptures and nearly 300 acres of landscape. To fully experience Glenstone, visitors should be prepared to spend considerable time on foot, and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The first of the Museum buildings is a seven-minute walk from the Arrival Hall.

Please note: if the heat index value exceeds 109 degrees, some trails will be closed for safety.

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 the museum 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.

Our Guides are available to support your museum experience and engage in conversation about the art, the architecture and the landscape.

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. in the summer and at sunset during other seasons.

All transactions at Glenstone are cashless with debit and credit cards as the accepted forms of payment.

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

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.

The Montgomery County Ride On bus makes several daily stops at Glenstone on its 301 route. Ride On passengers are guaranteed entry to Glenstone with no reservation required. A full schedule and route is available at

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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Onsite parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged.

Our parking groves are a five- to seven-minute walk to the Pavilions.

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


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 don’t bring heavy outerwear, bags, purses, water bottles, or umbrellas into the exhibition spaces. We offer lockers to store these items.

Please stay on marked trails and paths. Trails close at 5 p.m. in the summer and at sunset during other seasons.

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


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.

There is a quarter-mile walk through the meadow between the parking groves and 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 and a 2-minute walk to the Gallery.

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

There is limited seating in the museum. Wheelchairs and gallery chairs are available upon request on a first come, first served basis.

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 your visit.

To request special accommodations, please contact us at