Plan Your Visit - Paine Art Center and Gardens

Plan Your Visit

Visit a historic estate with art galleries and display gardens.

Hours and Admission

November 19, 2021 – January 10, 2022

The Paine features special holiday hours and admission rates during Nutcracker in the Castle, presented November 19, 2021 – January 10, 2022. Please see the Nutcracker in the Castle page to learn more and make plans for a visit. Reservation requirements vary by tour. 

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Paine Members receive free admission to Self-guided and Candlelight Tours of Nutcracker in the Castle. Join as a new Member now and receive free admission for 15 months!

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Safety Guidelines

Effective August 1, 2021, the Paine requests that all visitors wear face masks when touring inside the mansion. Masks are not necessary outdoors. Interior spaces of the Paine mansion and facilities will continue to be routinely cleaned and sanitized. If you have any questions, please contact the reception desk at (920) 235-6903 ext. 0 during museum hours.

 

 

 

 

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

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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The Paine features special holiday hours and admission rates during Nutcracker in the Castle, presented November 19, 2021 – January 10, 2022.

The Paine requests that all visitors wear face masks when touring inside the Mansion and the Sugar Plum Fairy's Cupcake Café.