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Know Before You Go

New Guidelines for a Safe Visit

  • In order to safely welcome you, the number of visitors at any one time is limited. To keep track, admission tickets must be reserved in advance. Reserve online, or by calling 718.549.3200, and bring your printed ticket(s) or have them available on your mobile device.
  • Current hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10AM to 5:30PM—free admission is offered Thursdays.
  • Please plan on wearing a face covering when entering and exiting the garden, inside any of our buildings and when you use a restroom. You may remove your face coverings when you are outside on the grounds and social distancing is possible.
  • Our shuttle service is currently suspended to meet social distancing guidelines. There will be no shuttles to and from Metro North, #1 Subway or offsite parking lots. Parking at the Riverdale Country School is not available at this time.
  • There is no onsite parking as our visitor lot is currently under renovation due to delays caused by the pandemic. The Riverdale Park lot is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Wave Hill courtesy carts and wheelchairs are currently unavailable.
  • Wave Hill House is open from 10:00AM to 5:00PM
  • Glyndor Gallery is temporarily closed for art exhibition installations.
  • Restrooms with outside access are open on the lower level of Glyndor Gallery and at the Perkins Visitor Center.
  • The Perkins Visitor Center and The Shop are open from 10:30AM to 4:30PM.
  • The Conservatory is open 1:00PM to 4:00PM with limited capacity in keeping with safety protocols.
  • The Café is open from 10:30AM to 4:30PM offering grab-and-go items, snacks and beverages with limited indoor dining. Outdoor seating is available on the Kate French Terrace of Wave Hill House.
  • The picnic area adjacent to Glyndor Gallery is open and visitors may bring food to eat there.
  • Blankets and outdoor chairs are not allowed.
  • Please leave your rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, balls, balloons, frisbees, drones, etc. at home to protect plants. Bicycles can be locked up at the front entrance.
  • No smoking or vaping—these are prohibited by law on Wave Hill property.
  • Plan to photograph the gardens? We encourage you to do so. If you are planning a photo shoot with props or equipment larger than a smartphone or tablet, we do require registration. Simply make your request by email here.
  • Photographs for wedding, engagement and family portraits require a permit and a site fee. Commercial photography also requires written permission and fees.
  • Organized gatherings of any size are not permitted on the grounds without advance arrangements and may include a site rental fee. This includes birthday parties, marriage proposals, and family reunions. Please email to help plan your gathering and check date availability.

Enjoy the gardens and have a safe visit!

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