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Unguided Group Visits

Reservations and advance payment are required. Please make a reservation a minimum of one week in advance of your group's visit. Groups arriving without a pre-arranged reservation will receive a $2 discount per person from General Admission prices, subject to availability. Please email the Group Visits office at, or call 610.388.5223 to make your reservation today.

Group Rates (15 or more ticketed guests)

Gardens Admission (prices subject to change)
  General Admission Christmas Admission
Adults $21 $26
Seniors (Ages 62+) $18 $23
College Student (with valid ID) $18 $23
Youth (Ages 5-18) $9 $12
Children (Ages 4 & under) Free Free

Payment Policy

  • Prices subject to change.
  • A major credit card is required at the time of reservation.
  • Final group count and payment is due one week prior to the date of your group's visit.
  • Payment via check is accepted, but it must arrive in the Group Visits Office one week prior to the date of visit. We do not accept purchase orders as a form of payment.
  • No exceptions will be made to this policy.

Please Note

Complimentary admission is offered to each motor coach driver and tour operator in a group of 15 or more ticketed guests with an advance reservation.

Group Dining Options

Please note that private events are no longer offered during Garden hours, except during A Longwood Christmas. Contact the Group Visits office at 610.388.5223 for more information.

  • Gift Cards
    Groups may purchase Gift Cards to use in The Café and 1906. Gift Cards offer groups flexibility when dining at Longwood. Pre-loaded cards are available in any amount. Please factor in the number of Gift Cards needed, including Tour Leaders and Bus Drivers.
  • Picnic Area
    We also offer a Picnic Area located across the street from the main parking lot for Longwood visitors only, available seasonally (mid-April through early-October). Please note that picnicking or bringing in any outside food or beverages (except water) is not permitted in other areas of the Gardens.
  • Explore the Region
    The Brandywine Valley has so much to offer, visit a local restaurant to show your support of the region.
  • Yuletide Group Dining during A Longwood Christmas
    Bring a group for an elegant luncheon or dinner in a private room during A Longwood Christmas. Groups of 25-65 guests may reserve the Terra Cotta Room for a 2-hour catered event at 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm, or 7:00 pm. Learn more.
  • Answers to other Frequently Asked Questions regarding Private Events, Meetings, and Room Rentals.


The Group Visits Office Staff is available daily, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Phone: 610.388.5223
Fax: 610.388.5493

More Options for Your Group Visit

K–8 Programs

Our hands-on, curriculum-based programs are designed to expand learning beyond the classroom walls.

9–12 Programs

Our High School Programs provide students with opportunities to explore scientific principles in the field.

Daily Tours

We offer tours on select days for all our guests to join.

Guided Group Tours

Guided group tours are an excellent way to experience the garden legacy of our founder, Pierre S. du Pont.

Experience Our Seasons

Experience our dazzling seasonal displays and exhibitions that help you explore and connect to Longwood.