The grounds at Bartram’s Garden are free and open to the public 365 days a year. 

Our tours and programs begin on April 1st and continue through the first weekend in December. During this period, our Welcome Center is open every day except Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving. Hours are 10-4PM on weekdays and 10-6PM on weekends. Guided tours are available Thursday through Sunday. Tour tickets can be purchased in the Welcome Center. Please visit our calendar for our complete programming schedule.

Year-round Visitor Basics

When You Arrive: Free parking is available in our visitor parking lot. Make the Welcome Center (located in the brick courtyard) your first stop to pick up a map and tour tickets. Beverages, souvenirs, seeds, and native plants grown at Bartram’s Garden are available for purchase.

Garden Etiquette: Bicycles and pets are welcome on the grounds, except within our eight-acre botanic garden, which is a preserved historic landmark. All pets must be leashed in accordance with City of Philadelphia ordinances.

Amenities: Restrooms and water fountains are available during Welcome Center hours. While we do not offer dining facilities, snacks and beverages are available in the Welcome Center during our visitor season. Picnicking on site is encouraged. Several picnic tables are located on site. Click here to check out a list of other nearby restaurants in the SW Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, and University City area.

ADA Accessibility: ADA accessible bathrooms are available on site. The Welcome Center, Historic Barn, and Coach House are also accessible, as is the Bartram’s Mile Trail.

Large portions of our 50+ acre botanical garden can be explored via wheelchair, though some of our paths are currently awaiting repairs and should be used at your own discretion. If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 215-729-5281


Welcome Center Hours

Monday10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday10:00am - 4:00pm
Friday10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday10:00am - 6:00pm