Hours of Operation

Thatched CottageREGULAR HOURS

January 1 -March 30: Closed

March 31 - October 31: Open Wednesday through Monday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Closed on Tuesdays.


Summer Weekend Extended Hours
aturdays and Sundays, June 30- September 2, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm (except August 25).


Open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Open Friday through Sunday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm through December 23 .

Please Note: Visitors will only be admitted up until 1 hour prior to closing.

An Aerial View of Old Westbury Gardens


Please note when using your GPS, enter 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY as your destination.  By entering only Old Westbury Gardens, some GPS systems will send you to one of our service entrances where you will not be admitted.  For directions, please CLICK HERE.

Admission Fees
West Terrace$12.00 - General Admission for House & Gardens
$10.00 - Over 62
$  7.00 - Children 7-17
$10.00 - Students with valid ID
Free - Children 6 and under
Free - Members (click HERE for membership information)

We accept AMEX, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover at the admissions booth, gift shop and cafe.

Blue Star MuseumsBlue Star Museums is a program that offers free admission to Old Westbury Gardens for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Bank of AmericaPresent a non-expired Bank of America ATM, debit or credit card for ONE free general admission on the first weekend of each month, May-Dec (see below for dates and restrictions):

  • April 7th and 8th
  • May 5th and 6th
  • June 2nd - not June 3rd
  • July 7th and 8th
  • August 4th and 5th
  • September 1st and 2nd
  • October 6th and 7th
  • November 3rd and 4th
  • December 1st and 2nd

Discounted or Complimentary Admission
Please note that with the use of coupons, Bank of America cards, or any other form of discounted or complimentary admission, the following policy is followed:
  • We will honor the discount for daytime general admission to the house and grounds, on any day that we are open within the period expressed in the respective discount program, except as follows:
  • We will not honor the discount for evening events, for any event or program for which pre-registration or advanced tickets are required, for events for which additional fees other than general admission are otherwise charged, or for any events for which the general admission to Old Westbury Gardens is higher than would normally be the case.
  • Some of the coupons may indicate Valid Anytime. This is interpreted as meaning to be valid anytime the visitor would be paying regular admission to the house and grounds if not for the coupon.

Guided Tours
Entrance HallWhile guests are invited to tour the house and stroll the gardens at their leisure, Old Westbury Gardens volunteers provide daily tours of Westbury House and the Gardens. Please inquire at the reception desk for a daily schedule. Guided tours last approximately 45 minutes.  House tours meet at the reception desk and garden tours meet at the West Porch Beech Tree.

Self-guided tours visitor brochures are available in English, French, German and Spanish.

West Porch The first floor of Westbury House is accessible to people with disabilities. The unpaved gravel pathways through the gardens are not wheelchair accessible. Special parking is available for guests with state-issued handicap parking permits.

Guests should furnish their own wheelchairs and strollers. Strollers are not permitted in Westbury House.

Photography Guidelines
Entrance HallOld Westbury Gardens encourages its guests to take casual photographs and videos of their visit for their own personal use. However, personal photographs and videos may not be used for commercial purposes. Non-flash photography is permitted in Westbury House. Photography must not interfere with the enjoyment of Old Westbury Gardens’ other guests.

The use of drones, props, costumes, photography reflectors, and clothing changes are strictly forbidden.

Organized photography sessions are at the discretion of Old Westbury Gardens and require a permit issued by the Gardens. Organized photography includes, but not limited to, engagement, portfolio, wedding, family, or birthday photography.

Wedding, professional or commercial photography is by appointment only. For information on Wedding Photography, click HERE; for information on Commercial Photography, click HERE. For more informormation, please email PHOTOGRAPHY.

Rules for Visitors
Walled Garden So that all may enjoy their visit to Old Westbury Gardens and to preserve its beauty and charm for future generations, please follow the Gardens' rules to protect the plants, the collections and our visitors.
  • Food is permitted only in designated areas: at the Cafe in the Woods and the picnic area. Fires are not permitted.
  • Do not feed the geese or any other wild bird or animal.
  • Do not pick flowers, walk in flower beds or climb trees.
  • Defacing trees and other plants can lead to their disease and death.
  • Do not carve the trees.
  • Use of radio, tape can CD players with earphones only.
  • No sports activities (e.g., ball playing, frisbee tossing, biking, roller blading, jogging, kite flying).
  • Pets are not permitted, except assistance dogs.
  • Strollers, large bags and backpacks are not permitted in Westbury House.
  • Digital Printing