Hours & Admission

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation


Free Wednesdays
Group Tours
Adult Tours
Student Tours

Free Summer Admission for Miliary Personnel

Inclement Weather


Days of Operation

The galleries builiding and formal gardens are open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday).

The galleries and Museum Store are open year-round; the Glen Burnie House and formal gardens are open seasonally from April through December.

The Trails at the MSV park is open daily 7 a.m. to dusk (closed December 25).

All visitors (vaccinated and unvaccinated) are encouraged to wear a mask indoors at the MSV. Unvaccinated visitors are required to wear a mask inside MSV buildings. Get details here.

Hours of Operation:

  • January through March: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (galleries building)
  • April through December: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (galleries, formal gardens, Glen Burnie House)
  • Trails: 7 a.m. to dusk 
  • Extended Wednesday summer hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day (Wednesdays only)
  • Please note: some MSV programs and workshops begin prior to public visiting hours.


In addition to the standard Monday closings, the galleries & gardens will also be closed on the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day

The Trails at the MSV is closed on Christmas Day (December 25).


Adult: $15
Seniors: $10
Youth (13–18): $10
Ages 12 & under: free admission 
MSV members: free admission
Trails: free to all

General admission tickets are sold on-site and reservations are not required. 

Free Wednesday Admission

On Wednesdays, individual and family admission fees to the gardens and galleries are waived thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsor Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. Reservations are required for all groups of 10 or more and group admission fees apply on Wednesdays (see below).

Museums for All
The MSV offers free general admission for EBT cardholders (show EBT card and photo ID at front desk). Valid for up to four family members. Find other participating museums here.

Blue Star Museums
The MSV is a proud participant in the National Endowment for the Arts Blue Star Museums initiative and offers free admission to the nation's active service members, including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day (military ID required). At the MSV, the free admission offer from Memorial Day through Labor also applies to individual veterans and individual retired military service members (military ID required; offer does not extend to veteran/retirees' families). 

Group Rates
Adult groups of 10 or more receive the rate of $10 per person. This rate also applies on Wednesdays. Reservations are required for all group tours. Call MSV Adult Programs Manager Sally Meyer at 540-662-1473, ext. 226, or email [email protected]. (To receive the group discount, one payment is required. Individuals in a group may not pay separately. Free Wednesday admission applies to individuals and families only. Discounted rates and guided tours are available for adult and student groups of 10 or more.)

Adult Tours:

The Museum also has a variety of spaces to accommodate a group luncheon or meeting during your visit. Reservations are required for all group tours, including Wednesday visits. A discounted rate of $10 per person is offered for a guided Group Tour of 10 guests or more. ​For more information on Adult Group Tours click here.

Student Tours

Discounted rates and special tours are available to student groups of 10 or more. Prices vary. Please complete the online Student Tour Request Form or call 540-662-1473, ext. 219, or email [email protected] for details. Reservations are required for student group tours.

Inclement Weather

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Free parking is available to MSV visitors. Limited Trails parking is available at the Amherst and Jefferson Street entrances. Trails visitors may also use the main parking lots.