Cylburn’s grounds are open Tuesdays through Sundays, all year round. All buildings and grounds are closed to the public on Mondays. The grounds and buildings are closed on these dates for 2013:
- Tues, Jan 1: New Year’s Day
- Mon, Jan 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Mon, Feb 18: President’s Day
- Fri, Mar 29: Good Friday (grounds open, facilities closed)
- Mon, May 27: Memorial Day
- Thurs, Jul 4: Independence Day (grounds open, facilities closed)
- Mon, Sept 2: Labor Day
- Mon, Oct 14: Columbus Day
- Mon, Nov 11: Veterans Day
- Thurs, Nov 28: Thanksgiving
- Wed, Dec 25: Christmas
No, Cylburn is a public park, and entrance to the grounds and buildings is free. Parking is also free. However, some programs or special events may involve a fee for parking, purchasing a ticket or a course fee.
Yes, our grounds and buildings are accessible with a few possible exceptions. Please visit the “Accessibility” section on this page for more details.
Yes, picnicking is allowed for small groups. Grills are not permitted. There are picnic tables near the mansion (which may not be reserved) and you may picnic around the grounds.
No. There are water fountains adjacent to all the restrooms. The closest restaurants are in the Village of Cross Keys on Falls Rd. or in Mt. Washington
Yes, but they must be on a leash at all times. Please be courteous of other visitors and clean up after your dog, disposing of all waste properly or taking it with you when you leave the grounds. Disposal bags are available around the grounds. Please maintain control of your dog if other visitors express concern.
Dogs (other than service dogs) are not allowed inside the buildings.
Biking is only allowed on paved walkways and driveways. Bikes are not allowed on any of Cylburn’s trails.
Yes, visitors can take informal (non-professional) photographs on the Cylburn grounds as long as they do not disturb plants, planting beds or collections.
Professional photography shoots require a permit, which can be obtained through the city’s Department of Recreation and Parks. Call 410-396-0180 for more information.
No, but private tours for groups larger than 15 can be arranged by calling the Arboretum offices at 410-367-2217.
The Civil War-era mansion, originally built as a private summer residence, now houses the offices of the City of Baltimore’s Department of Recreation and Parks Horticultural Division and the Cylburn Arboretum Association. They are located on the second floor. The first floor rooms are open to the public with limited hours or by appointment, and showcase many of the original architectural fixtures and details. A display case in the front hall holds photos of the home’s original owners and the first floor rooms and gardens in the early part of Cylburn’s history.
Handicapped parking is available in the parking lot near the Vollmer Center .
Paved pathways offer access to the buildings. They can be accessed from the parking lots, from the circle in front of the Vollmer Center, and from the mansion.
Vollmer Center (Visitor Center): Handicapped accessible, with restrooms on the first floor and elevator access to the lower floor’s meeting/event space and restrooms. A paved patio at the rear of the Vollmer Center is also handicapped accessible.
Mansion: There is a wheelchair/handicapped access ramp along the west side, with an entrance to the mansion through the side door. Public restrooms in the mansion (on the first floor) can be accessed through a wheelchair/handicapped access ramp at the rear of the building.