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The Michener Art Museum welcomes adult group visitors by offering discounted admission rates for groups of 10 or more. Guided tours are available by reservation. To reserve a visit date, please contact the Group Tours Manager three weeks in advance.

Melissa Easton-Sandquist
Group Tours Manager

E-mail Melissa Easton-Sandquist or GroupTours@michenerartmuseum.org
Telephone: 215.340.9800 ext. 124

To schedule your visit, please fill out a reservation request form
You may indicate several preferred dates. Please include any special interests or needs to assist us in planning your visit.

Online Reservation Request

Thank you for your interest in scheduling an Adult Group visit! Please select one of the options below.

 

Tour Hours and Fees

Guided and Self-Guided tours are available with reservations during the museum’s public hours. Please allow at least two hours for a leisurely visit.

DAY HOURS LAST TOUR
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm 2:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 3:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm 3:00 pm
Monday Closed –– ––

The museum is also closed on all major holidays.

Weekend Walk-In tours are free with paid admission and open to the public. Enjoy a focused Gallery Talk or Walk-In Tour led by our volunteer docents. Meet in the Lobby. Details for the day are available from our Front Desk staff upon arrival. We offer a guided one-hour Highlight Tours every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm.

Join us Thursdays at 2:00 pm for our Docent’s Choice public tours that focus on a single gallery and fascinate with anecdotes about the artists’ lives and works therein. Free with paid admission. The tour lasts approximately 30 minutes.

ADULT GROUP ADMISSION RATES
Guided Tours (10 or more people)
Adults $18.00
Seniors $15.00
College Students with ID $8.00
Self-Guided Tours (10 or more people)
Adults $16.00
Seniors $14.00
College Students with ID $6.00

Note: Admission may increase during select special exhibitions.

Each docent may welcome up to 20 visitors. With larger groups, multiple docents may lead tours at the same time, rotating through the galleries. Visitors are welcome to linger in the galleries after their guided tour.

Small groups of adults, with fewer than 10 visitors, guided tours may also be possible, if a docent is available. Please submit a reservation request for availability and admission rates.

Online Reservation Request

Payment Please make a single payment for the group at the Front Desk upon arrival. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card.

Cancellations should be made by telephone or e-mail to the Group Tours Manager one week in advance.

Accessibility The museum’s facilities are on one level and fully accessible. Wheelchairs and walkers are available for loan. Visitors with special needs may request private tours. Our docents are trained to lead blind visitors on touch tours and visual description tours. We also welcome deaf visitors who require a sign language interpreter with advance notice.

Group Tour and Lunch Packages are offered in our lovely private dining rooms, with views to our beautiful Sculpture Garden. Please inquire for room availability.

The package price for the Tour & Casual Buffet Lunch includes admission, docent fee, room rental, and lunch at $42 per person (50% deposit required in advance). This Casual Buffet Lunch includes platters of a variety of cold sandwiches, chips, fresh fruit, dessert, cold soft drinks, tea & coffee. Always a crowd pleaser!

More formal group lunch options, with table linens and hot entrees, are also available through our caterer. Please inquire at time of reservation.

Please note: evening rentals of our facilities may also include guided tours for your event’s guests.

Tour Topics

Tours are enthusiastically led by our trained docents and usually last one hour. Visitors are introduced to the highlights of the permanent collection and current special exhibits. The Michener Art Museum hosts many changing exhibits per year so visitors will enjoy viewing fresh and exciting artwork with every visit.

Customize your tour to meet your group’s particular interests, with a focus on: the exquisite 19th century Pennsylvania Impressionist landscape painters, Doylestown native author and museum champion James A. Michener, internationally known furniture designer George Nakashima, superb examples of regional Studio Craft by woodworkers, ceramicists, and other craftsmen, an impressive collection of contemporary sculpture, contemporary art by leading regional artists, or a current special exhibit.

Directions and Parking

Directions

Parking spaces are plentiful and free in the adjacent lot at the end of South Pine Street, shared with the Doylestown Public Library. Limited on street parking is also available. Parking for vehicles with a disability permit is available in a designated area on South Pine Street. Spaces are not reserved, but are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Large busses may drop visitors at our main entrance at 138 South Pine St and proceed to park at the back of the parking lot. See Group Tour Bus Parking Information.

Nearby Attractions: Doylestown, Bucks County as a Destination

Nearby attractions include the Mercer Museum, Fonthill, Moravian Pottery and Tileworks, and the Bucks County Civil War Round Table Library and Museum.

Doylestown is a charming small town filled with unique shops, art galleries, a cornucopia of delicious dining options, and lovely historical buildings, all within walking distance of the James A. Michener Art Museum. Come visit!

Also found in beautiful Bucks County are the Pearl S. Buck home, Peddler’s Village, and the Bucks County Playhouse as well as the unique riverside villages of Lumberville, New Hope, and Lambertville found along the scenic Delaware River. Please see VisitBucksCounty.com for additional information about Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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