The Barnes Foundation

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  • Wednesdays-Mondays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Memorial Day, Labor Day weekends and week between December 25 and January 1.

About the Barnes Foundation

The mission of the Barnes Foundation is to promote “the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.”

Our founder, Dr. Albert C. Barnes, believed that art had the power to improve minds and transform lives. Our diverse educational programs are based on his teachings and one-of-a-kind collections—both his art holdings and the rare trees, flowers, and other plants at the Barnes Arboretum.

Be sure to check the Barnes website for seasonal hours.

Please note that ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Getting There

The Barnes is within walking distance of several public transportation stops, including the SEPTA #7, #32, #33, #38, and #48 bus routes. We’re also Stop 7 on the Philly PHLASH, a shuttle service (free to STAMP users!) that stops at historic and cultural destinations throughout Center City. Service runs every 15 minutes between 10am and 6pm. We’re also home to an Indego bike share station, and Indego passholders get free admission and a discount for friends.


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Photography is not permitted in the Collection Gallery or Exhibition Gallery but is permitted in the public spaces.

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