Hours of Operation


Hours of Operation

Winter operating hours are in effect from January 2 to February 28, 2017.  The grounds and the Great House will be open daily to the public; the admission gate is open 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.  During these two months, visitors will receive a Great House tour for just the price of a grounds pass: $7 for adults and $5 for children.  Great House tours are on the hour, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. All facilities will be open during the Monday federal holidays: Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 16 and Presidents’ Day on Feb. 20.  See details below for dining and shopping.

For complete information, please see Plan Your Visit.

Great House tours
Are on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please plan to arrive at the Visitor Center 15 minutes before tour time. Tours are approximately 45 minutes in length.  Special pricing for January and February–$7 adults, $5 children.

Gift Shop
Is open Thursday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dining Room

The Dining Room is open for lunch Thursday through Sunday. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Jessie Ball DuPont Memorial Library
Is open to researchers (by appointment only) on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5 :00 p.m.

The Beach & Overlook
The road to the overlook and beach is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.

Nature Trails
All of the six nature trails are open during normal visitor hours.

The Gristmill operates on the second Saturday in the month from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., April to October, weather permitting.