Open by Reservation Only - Paine Art Center and Gardens

Open by Reservation Only

May 26, 2020 to November 19, 2020

After being closed for more than two months, the Paine Art Center and Gardens reopened to the public on Tuesday, May 26. Admittance is by reservation only, and the Paine requests all visitors to bring and wear face masks or coverings indoors. Cost of admission is 50% off regular rates through November 19. Nutcracker in the Castle opens November 20 for the holiday season, and reservations are required.

The Paine made the decision to reopen with considerable thought and preparation. The organization is following the guidelines of health authorities and will continue to do so. We want people to be able to visit with assurance that our environment, our staff, and our visitors are managed as responsibly as possible.

The Paine has diligently prepared for reopening by establishing new safety and cleaning protocols to address the risk of the coronavirus. All staff will wear face masks and frequently touched surfaces will be routinely disinfected. Through reservations, group sizes will be nine people or less, entrance times will be spaced out, and building capacity will be limited.

We know these past months have been very difficult for people, and we realize the days ahead remain uncertain. We want to offer the Paine estate as a haven for people in the community and region. We hope the beauty of the Paine’s architecture, gardens, and art can bring a sense of respite and renewal.

Admission Reservation

Reservations are required to visit the Paine mansion and gardens.

Through November 19, 2020:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 10 am-4 pm
Wednesday – 10 am-4 pm
Thursday – 10 am-4 pm
Friday – 10 am-4 pm
Saturday – 10 am-4 pm
Sunday – 10 am-4 pm

Discounted Admission:
$4.50 Adults
/ Regular $9
$2.50 Youth (ages 5-17) / Regular $5
 Free for Children (ages 4 and under)
 Free for Paine Members

Admission reservations are refundable and can be rescheduled.
Before making a reservation, please read the Guidelines for Visiting.

To make reservations for Nutcracker in the Castle, beginning November 20, please CLICK HERE.

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The Paine Art Center and Gardens is located at 1410 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901. Visitors may park in a new parking lot on Algoma Boulevard located next to the Paine mansion, which offers accessible parking spaces and a drop off area near the entrance gate. Visitors may also park along the street on Algoma Boulevard and Congress Avenue. An overflow parking lot is available on Elmwood Avenue.

Open by Reservation Only

Mon-Thu, 10 AM to 4 PM
Fri-Sun, 10 AM to 8 PM

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Open December 21–23 & 28–30, 10 AM–8 PM
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Open Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve & Day