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The fountain in the Formal Garden during spring.Eric Reischl

Plan a Visit

Visit a historic estate with art galleries and botanical gardens

The Paine Art Center and Gardens is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Founded in 1948, the English country estate includes a historic mansion, art collection, and nearly four acres of botanical gardens. The Paine is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

With art exhibitions that change throughout the year, display gardens that vary by the season, and events for people of all ages and backgrounds, the Paine offers a spectrum of experiences to enjoy throughout the year.

Upcoming closure:

The Paine mansion will be closed October 9–23. During this time, the gardens will be open with free admission 11:00 AM–4:00 PM Tuesdays–Sundays.

Daily Admission

June 17–October 8, 2023

Admission includes viewing the mansion, gardens, and art exhibition “Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams.”

Open Daily
10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Reservations Recommended

The Paine is closed on Monday, September 4 in recognition of Labor Day

$12 Adult
$7 Youth (ages 5-17)
Free Children (ages 4 and under)
Free Members

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A view of a blooming tree, with a stained glass window in the background.
Ken Cravillion

Location & Parking

The Paine is located at 
1410 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901.

Visitors may park in a lot on Algoma Boulevard just north of the Paine mansion, which offers accessible parking spaces and a drop off area near the entrance gate. An additional lot is located on Elmwood Avenue. Street parking is also available on Algoma Boulevard and Congress Avenue.

A planter with pink and white flowers stands next to the mansion in spring
Eric Reischl


Amateur photography is allowed in the mansion and gardens with paid admission. Photography of art exhibitions varies by the exhibition. Photo shoots and/or professional photography of any kind require a permit and advance scheduling.

To arrange for a permit, please contact or call
(920) 235-6903.

A group of people view the Dining Room in the mansion.
Jim Koepnick

Tour Groups

Tour group visits of the mansion and gardens are available by appointment and must be arranged at least two weeks in advance. Availability varies by the season. Please plan to spend about two hours with us. To coordinate a visit for a tour group, please fill out a Tour Group Inquiry.

For more information, email or call (920) 235-6903. 

An aerial view of the mansion façade with colorful tulips in spring.
Jim Koepnick

More Resources

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I expect a visit to last?

Touring the mansion and gardens on one’s own takes about an hour each. Plan for two hours total. To arrange for a docent-led tour, please contact the Paine two weeks before your visit.

Is the Paine accessible?

The Paine mansion is accessible and has an elevator for the second floor, however, a portion of the second floor is not wheelchair-accessible. Large wheelchairs may not fit through some doorways. The Paine has wheelchairs that fit through all doorways available at the mansion entrance. The Carriage House, Conservatory, and gardens are wheelchair-accessible.

Do I need a reservation to visit?

Reservations are recommended, not required. Walk-ins are welcome during open hours. Reservations are sometimes required during special events. For help with a reservation, please email or call (920) 235-6903.

Are dogs allowed?

Only fully-trained service dogs are permitted, and must comply with ADA requirements. Therapy dogs, emotional support animals, and other pets are not permitted on the property, including in the gardens.

May I bring a stroller?

Large strollers are not allowed. Visitors with small children should use umbrella strollers, which are available at the mansion entrance. The Paine does not offer storage for strollers.

Are backpacks allowed?

In order to protect the art and décor, backpacks are not allowed to be worn on backs inside the mansion. Backpacks may be worn in front or carried by the handle. This includes backpack-style diaper bags.

Are food or drinks allowed inside the mansion?

Food and drinks are not allowed inside the mansion. Water only.

Is there a smoking area?

In order to preserve the botanical gardens, there is no smoking or vaping allowed on the Paine property. 

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