Plan Your Visit - Paine Art Center and Gardens

Plan Your Visit

Visit a historic estate with art galleries and display gardens.

Open by Reservation Only

Due to the ongoing risk of the coronavirus, the Paine Art Center and Gardens is open by reservation only. The Paine requests all visitors to bring and wear face masks or coverings indoors. Nutcracker in the Castle is presented November 20, 2020 through January 11, 2021 for the holiday season, and reservations are required.

Make Reservation

Reservations are required to visit the Paine mansion and gardens, and the Paine requests that all visitors wear face masks or coverings.

To make reservations for Nutcracker in the Castle, presented November 20, 2020 through January 11, 2021, please CLICK HERE.

Terrace of an old mansion with green grass surrounding it

Location

The Paine Art Center and Gardens is located at 1410 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901.

 

Parking

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.

Orientation Video

The history of the Paine is a fascinating story, and now you can learn about the origins and facets of the estate by watching an online video. Offered to visitors as an orientation, this 13-minute video produced by Wisconsin Public Television is also an excellent overview for anyone who is intrigued or enamored by the Paine.

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Group Tours

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Paine is currently not offering guided tours. Guided tours of the mansion (year-round) and gardens (May through October) are available by appointment. To ensure adequate time to see all the spectacular sights at the Paine, please plan to spend one to two hours with us. To arrange a tour for your group, please fill out a Group Tour Inquiry below. If you need further assistance, you may email tours@thepaine.org or call (920) 235-6903. 

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Photo by Limelite Studios

Photography

Amateur photography is allowed in the mansion and gardens with paid admission to the Paine. Amateur photography is sometimes not allowed of art exhibitions. Professional photographers must secure a paid permit for any indoor or outdoor photography session by contacting the Director of Events at (920) 235-6903 ext. 27 or at weddings@thepaine.org.

Green lawn in front of the Paine mansionPhoto by Eric Reischl

More Resources

The following sites may be of help to you in planning your visit to the Paine and Oshkosh:
Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau
Portal Wisconsin
Travel Wisconsin
EAA AirVenture Museum
Grand Opera House
Oshkosh Public Museum

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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