Morris Arboretum

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Tours

Guided Tours

Regularly Scheduled Tours

Every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm with a Matinee on Sundays at 11:00am April through October. • No reservations required.
Our knowledgeable guides will design a tour around the interests of the attendees. Every tour is different so come back as many times as you’d like.


Seasonally Scheduled Tours

These seasonal guided tours take the place of our regularly scheduled tours.

Winter Witchhazel Walk

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 15 & 22
1:00pm
Visitor Center
Included with garden admission.

Discover many varieties of colorful and fragrant witchhazels. These delightful winter beauties are some of the first harbingers of spring and boast beautiful flowers in a range of colors. Tours begin at Widener Visitor Center.


Winter Witchhazel Walk


PDF Versions of Self Guided Tours

  • Great Trees Tour
  • Founding Trees Tour
  • Native Trees Tour
  • Sculpture Tour
  • Wetlands Tour
  • Family Fun Activities

Verbal Description Tours
(For visitors who are blind or partially-sighted)

60 Minutes • Reservations required, please allow for 3 weeks notice. Contact Lisa Bailey at baileyl@upenn.edu.
Experience the Arboretum’s most beloved features with our Verbal Description Tour. Trained Guides will provide an enhanced experience for visitors who are blind or partially sighted, using vivid description and tactile opportunities that convey the magnificence of the largest and rarest trees at the Arboretum, the world class sculpture, and sweeping views.


Grist Mill Demonstration Days & Tours

2020 Mill Days at Bloomfield Farm:
Sunday, May 17, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, June 21, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, September 20, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, October 18, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

No reservations required. Grist Mill Demonstrations are included with garden admission or $5 for Mill only admission, ages 3 & up. The grist mill is located directly across from the Arboretum’s main entrance on Northwestern Avenue.

Grist Mill Guided Tours Please fill out our Group Tour Request Form and a member of our staff will contact you to arrange a date.

The Springfield Mills at Morris Arboretum has been carefully restored and made operational once again by a dedicated group of volunteers. Come visit this 19th century mill and see how corn was milled for meal and flour.

Learn more about the Grist Mill »


Group Tours

Parties of 10 or more can arrange for special tours of the Arboretum with 3 weeks’ notice. Please fill out our Group Tour Request Form and a member of our staff will contact you to arrange a date.


School Groups & Field Trips

For information on student groups, field trips, or scout tours at Morris Arboretum please visit our Education section.

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Renovation of the George D. Widener Education & Visitor Center


Accessibility
Renovations began in January on the George D. Widener Education & Visitor Center. The project includes the expansion of the building’s main entrance, and the installation of automatic front doors that will comply with ADA standards for accessible design. The entrance will also be more stroller friendly, making it easier for families to navigate the building.

Visitor Center Plaza
In addition to the improvements being made to the building itself, the surrounding plaza will also be enlarged and enhanced.A new 30x30 area will provide a larger gathering space for tours, and will help reduce congestion on high visitation days. The larger terrace will also feature sitting walls and benches toprovide additional seating.

Membership Kiosk
The membership kiosk will be relocated within the plaza and will be expanded to enable staff to welcome visitors more efficiently. New plantings will be added. When finished, the area will provide a pleasant, relaxing space for visitors to gather and linger.

Closure and Visitor Access
The Shop at Morris Arboretum will remain closed until construction is completed toward the end of March. Visitors and those enrolled in classes may encounter inconveniences which we apologize for in advance. The Visitor Center remains open for programs (like classes) and conveniences. Look for signage indicating an alternative entrance.

Special Thanks
Morris Arboretum wishes to thank longtime Arboretum friend, Edith Dixon for making these enhancements possible. This attractive new area will allow the Arboretum to accommodate a broader audience and its improved functioning will enhance the experience of every visitor.

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