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- $13 for one adult ticket ($18 value)
- $26 for two adult tickets ($36 value)
- Admission is $8 for children ages 3–11 and free for younger children.
- See the museum hours to plan your visit.
Heritage Museums & Gardens begins the 2015 season with the opening of The Heritage Collection, which features American art, historical artifacts, and the return of the famed military miniatures. Driven to Collect, inside the Heritage Automobile Gallery, features the finest cars in Heritage’s collection of antique and classic autos, plus a Collector’s Corner showcasing three classic cars on loan from a private collector. Visitors stopping by between May 16–24 can see the Rhododendron Festival, which is filled with special tours and events celebrating Heritage’s renowned rhododendron collection.
Heritage Museums & Gardens
American history and culture stand proud against the botanical backdrop of a 100-acre estate at Heritage Museums & Gardens, where guests can unplug and relax in natural beauty. It first became a homestead in 1677, eventually being developed as a farm (where Heritage's world-renowned rhododendrons were first bred) and then, in 1969, opened to the public.
Size: three gallery spaces and 100 acres of gardens and walking trails lined with about 3,500 species of plants, including numerous varieties of rhododendrons that bloom each spring
Eye Catcher: Beautifully maintained New England flower gardens and water features.
Permanent Mainstay: the American Art & Carousel Gallery's hand-carved carousel, completed by Charles Looff in 1908; unlimited rides are included with admission; The Heritage Collection, a newly reinstalled exhibit featuring American art and artifacts from Heritage’s collection of 12,000+ items.
Special Exhibitions Gallery: The gallery building is a replica of the Revolutionary War–era Temple of Virtue where George Washington bestowed the first Purple Heart to a wounded soldier in Windsor, NY.
Don't Miss: “Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views” presents the American landscape as depicted by today’s best living artists, including Paul Resika, April Gornik, Lois Dodd, Jim Holland, and 40 others. The artists use the traditional genre of landscape painting in compelling new ways, addressing contemporary issues of land use, nature appreciation, and ecology through their paintings of the American environment. Antique auto exhibit “Driven to Collect”'s Collector's Corner, which features a 1965 Cadillac with 1,700 original miles, a 1964.5 Mustang Convertible, and a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT350.
Hands-On Activity: Hidden Hollow, a two-acre area where children and their families learn to appreciate nature as they engage in creative play, venture down a discovery trail, and explore a 40-foot-tall treehouse
Secrets of the Gardens: a labyrinth; a family maze garden; areas to enjoy a picnic with family and friends.
What's in Bloom?: Every season offers something new and different. See what’s in bloom here.