The Barnes Foundation

The exterior of the Barnes Foundation building.STAMP Hours

Wednesday – Monday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

These hours are open for STAMP except Memorial Day, Labor Day weekends and week between December 25 and January 1.

Be sure to check the Barnes website for seasonal hours. Teens under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.”

Its 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.


2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA

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 quick and inexpensive shuttle service 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.



The entire facility is accessible to standard-size wheelchairs. Because of the small size of the collection galleries, some larger mobility devices may not be accommodated in all rooms.

A limited number of standard wheelchairs are available free of charge. No reservation is necessary.


Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located on the Lower Level and in the Garden Restaurant.


Designated parking is available for visitors with disabilities in our parking lot on Pennsylvania Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets. Vehicles must display a current state-issued disability placard or license plate. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive listening devices amplify and clarify sound by cutting down or eliminating ambient noise. Headsets and T-coil loops are distributed free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis by request to a visitor services assistant.

Sign Language Interpreters

With advance notice, The Barnes staff are happy to provide sign language interpreters for lectures, workshops, special events, and reserved docent tours. Please make your request at least three weeks prior to your visit. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Email us for more information.

Closed Captioning

Open or closed captioning is available for most of our film and video presentations.

Service Animals

Well-behaved service animals are welcome to visit the Barnes.

Personal Care Assistants

Any paid Personal Care Attendant (PCA) accompanying a visitor with severe disabilities will be admitted free of charge. A request for free admission for a PCA should be made at the time the visitor with disabilities purchases their ticket. Visitors who wish to purchase advance tickets should email us or call 215.278.7200 to request a complimentary ticket for a paid PCA.


The Barnes has both a cafe, coffee bar and full restaurant.


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