Gardens Admission

Longue Vue’s gardens are the masterpiece of 20th-century landscape icon Ellen Biddle Shipman. Treat yourself to eight acres of beauty, at your own pace.
  • Adults $15
  • Children 3 & Under FREE
  • Members FREE

House & Garden Tour

Guided combination tours of the house and gardens
  • Adults $35
  • Children 3 and under FREE
  • Members (Edith and higher) FREE

House Tours

Shipman’s masterpiece continues in the stunning interior design of the Stern family home, accessible by guided tour only.
  • Adults $27
  • Children 3 & Under FREE
  • Members (Ellen and higher) FREE

Tours begin promptly on the hour, we suggest arriving 5 to 10 minutes ’til to ensure you have enough time to park and find your way to the Visitor Center 

Specialty Tours

While at Longue Vue

Visit the Museum Store, and stop by Edith & Edgar’s Garden Cafe for coffees, teas, and cocktails! In keeping with our environmental values, all offerings at our Garden Cafe are plant-based.

*Rich Soil Exhibit is included in Garden Admission 

Save the Garden Map on your phone or print it out to bring it with you for your visit. Maps are also available on site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Parking on site is free, but limited and can fill up quickly. We encourage you to come in as few cars as possible.

The nearest streetcar terminal is about a 1 mile walk away at the Cemeteries terminal, and the nearest bus stop is about 0.5 miles away at Airline and Cecil St.

At Longue Vue, we welcome visitors who choose to travel by bike! We provide a convenient bike rack located in the Entry Court, where cyclists can securely park and lock their bikes. Please note that bikes are not permitted within the gardens and should only be parked in designated Entry Court area. It is important to be aware that Longue Vue is not liable for any stolen items or bikes.

Yes, many people use taxis and rideshares to get here. Just make sure the driver knows it’s 7 Bamboo Rd, not 11 Garden Ln (a private street).

Absolutely! Longue Vue is a fun, educational environment for children of all ages. Be sure to check out our Discovery Garden!

No. Smoking is prohibited.

No. Longue Vue is a weapon-free facility. As an educational institution with numerous school and educational groups and activities on Museum property, weapons are prohibited  from the property.

Yes, Edith & Edgar’s Garden Cafe in the Entrance Court offers a variety of teas, coffee, and treats.

Absolutely! Bring a picnic and find a nice shady spot on our Oak Lawn or East Lawn.

While we realize pets are a special addition to your family, we respectfully ask that you leave pets or emotional support animals at home. Service animals trained to perform specific tasks directly related to a disability are allowed.

The House is only accessible with a guided tour, but you are free to explore the rest of the eight-acre property on your own!

Tours begin promptly on the hour, so we suggest arriving 5 to 10 minutes ’til to ensure you have enough time to park and find your way to the Visitor Center.

Absolutely. If you purchase admission and then decide to take a tour, you can sign up at the Gate House or Museum Store.

Yes, groups of 15 or more can request a group rate by contacting Clay Turner, Director of Operations at

Yes, you can direct any additional questions to, and we are happy to help!

Free Admission & Reciprocal Memberships

NARM: Cardholder PLUS 3 adults PLUS any children under 12-Garden Admission & House Tour

SERM/SEMC: Cardholder PLUS guest- Garden Admission Only.

OAH: Cardholder PLUS guest- Garden Admission Only

AHS: Cardholder PLUS guest- Garden Admission Only

Museums for All: Individuals and families with EBT or SNAP- Get free garden admission and house tour for up to 4 adults and any children under 12 with one card and valid ID

Students: High school & college students receive 50% off Carrie level membership with a valid student ID
 (Questions? Contact membership@

Go City: Garden admission and House Tour