Do I need to buy tickets in advance?
Yes - Advance purchase is required. Space is limited and tickets may not be purchased in person. To ensure availability on your preferred day and time, we recommend booking in advance.
What if it rains?
All tours are held rain or shine. Though rain is infrequent, tours take place outdoors so dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if needed.
How much walking is involved?
Specialty Tours include moderate walking and some slight elevations. Some paths are uneven or unpaved, and there is limited seating on tours, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Stairs are avoided when an impediment for guests.
Can we continue to explore after the tour is over?
Yes! Ticket prices include general admission. Guests are encouraged to explore the gardens, galleries, and special exhibitions on their own after the tour.
Are Specialty Tours appropriate for children?
Yes - Reduced pricing is available for children ages 4-8 for “Tea & Tour” and 4-11 for all other Specialty Tours. Specialty Tours are not recommended for children under 4 years of age. These tours are geared toward adult audiences and occur in the morning prior to public hours, requiring participants to stay with their docent during non-public hours. We recommend families with small children visit during public hours.
Is The Huntington handicap accessible?
All buildings and most garden areas are accessible to visitors with mobility impairments. Wheelchairs are available for loan at the entrance on a first come, first served basis. Mobility impaired visitors are welcome to bring their own wheelchairs or motorized scooters.
May I bring food and drinks?
Outside food and picnicking is not permitted on the grounds. Dining options are available in the Café, Coffee Shop, Chinese Garden Tea House, Rose Garden Patio, and Rose Garden Tea Room.
Is parking free?
Are pets allowed?
Only service animals are permitted at The Huntington.
Are private Group Tours available?
Yes! Estate Tours and special garden tours are available for groups of 10 or more. Reservations are required at least one month in advance. More about Group Tours
Do you offer school field trips?
Yes! Both docent-led and self-guided school field trips are available. More about school field trips
Is photography allowed?
Yes! Informal picture taking is allowed in the gardens and galleries. Flash photography, tripods/monopods, or selfie sticks are not permitted in the buildings, although they may be used in the gardens. Other restrictions apply
What’s the difference between Specialty Tours and free garden tours?
Free garden tours are available with general admission; tour schedule varies and is dependent on docent availability. Specialty Tours are booked in advance with time and dates guaranteed, include the overall estate, and begin during pre-public hours so guests get an extended day to explore The Huntington.