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

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 October 31.

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.

Support for the Paine’s operations during the coronavirus pandemic has been provided by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the National Endowment of the Arts.

Admission Reservation

Reservations are required to visit the Paine mansion and gardens.

Through October 31, 2020:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 10 am-4 pm
Wednesday – 10 am-4 pm
Thursday – 10 am-4 pm
Friday – 10 am-4 pm, Closed October 9 & 16
Saturday – 10 am-4 pm, Closed October 17
Sunday – 10 am-7 pm in Sept., 10 am-4 pm in Oct.

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.


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Terrace of an old mansion with green grass surrounding it


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.

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

The Paine is currently not offering guided tours for summer 2020. 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 or call (920) 235-6903. 

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Photo by Limelite Studios


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

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

Tuesday-Saturday – 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday – 10 AM to 7 PM in Sept., 10 AM to 4 PM in Oct.

Closed Mondays and Oct. 9, 16 & 17

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Paine Art Center and Gardens

1410 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 235-6903