Plan Your Visit
Visit a historic estate with art galleries and display gardens.
Open by Reservation Only
After being closed for more than two months, the Paine Art Center and Gardens reopens 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 will be 50% off regular rates through June 28, courtesy of Amcor.
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.
Reservations are required to visit the Paine mansion and gardens.
May 26-June 28, 2020
Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat — 10 AM to 4 PM
Sun & Wed — 10 AM to 7 PM
$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.
Location and Detour Directions
The Paine Art Center and Gardens is located at 1410 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901. Through June 2020, the Oshkosh Avenue Bridge (WIS 21) in Oshkosh is under construction and closed to all vehicle traffic. This impacts vehicles arriving from the west and south. A detour is available on WIS 21 to I-41 to US 45.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or call (920) 235-6903.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.