Heritage Museums & Gardens
Heritage Museums & Gardens will open its garden spaces to the public as part of Phase I on Saturday, May 30th. Public restrooms that are accessible directly from the outdoors will be open, and The Shop at Heritage will be open for curbside pickup. Please make sure to buy your tickets online Here, ahead of time! Members do not need to do so. Practice social distancing - Wear a face covering or mask - Stay vigilant and stay home if you are feeling unwell. We are selling tickets this way for two reasons: 1) to make admission to Heritage as contact-less as possible, and 2) to follow state guidelines that require the ability for contact tracing and to institute capacity limits on the grounds. Please note that your ticket will be for a specific day, but not for a specific time. Also, note that all visitors, including Members, must check in at the Admissions Booth to have their ticket or membership card scanned.
Per state guidelines, The Shop at Heritage will open for shopping in Phase II, targeted for three weeks later in mid-June, or as otherwise announced. Our museum spaces will open in Phase III, including the J.K. Lilly, III Automobile Gallery, the Special Exhibits Gallery with the Let’s Play! exhibit, the American Art & Carousel Gallery, the Magnolia Café, and Hidden HollowTM. Please note that we will be adhering to state guidelines to ensure maximum safety for our staff and visitors. We will require all visitors to Heritage to: Purchase your ticket online. Additional information and guidance will be posted onsite and on our website.
Heritage Museums & Gardens offers 100 spectacular acres of trees and shrubs, designed gardens, exquisite flowers and sweeping lawns. The gardens are a delight any time of year. Spring features showy Dexter Rhododendrons and flowering trees, while summer boasts brilliant hydrangeas and dazzling daylilies. Autumn highlights blazing foliage and the fall-blooming Franklinia. Winter showcases beautiful heathers, bright berries and noble evergreen.
Heritage Museum annually curates landmark exhibitions drawn from the collection and from other institutions. In addition, we regularly host exhibitions from leading national museums on themes that expand on our understanding of history, technology, art and society.
American Art & Carousel Gallery Featuring the 1908 Charles Looff Carousel - The carousel is one of the most popular attractions at Heritage Museums & Gardens. Made by Charles Looff in 1908, the hand-carved carousel has been thrilling riders for over a hundred years. Enjoy unlimited rides with admission. The Heritage Collection presents that ingenuity and excellence by displaying selections from the museum’s 12,000+ collection of American art and artifacts. Arranged into four themed groups (Sense of Place, Work, Home, and Conflict of Ideas), the exhibited objects are illustrative moments in American history and culture.
J.K.Lilly III Automobile Gallery - A showcase that extends from the beginning of the automobile age and into the 21st century
Heritage also offers many excellent garden-related workshops, lectures and activities throughout the year. For more information on workshops, lectures and activities, visit the weblink.