Hours, Directions, and Admission

​In order to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors, we have modified our operations in response to COVID-19 and we invite you to review the details below to help you plan your visit. 

See parking details, how to check in, restroom and trail info here: 

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Tyler is open every day except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

We are open on Federal holidays, including: Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.

Our regular opening hours vary by season as follows:

Spring & Summer (April – October)
Monday – Friday  9 am – 6 pm
Saturday – Sunday 9 am – 6 pm

Fall & Winter (November – March)
Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday – Sunday 9 am – 4 pm

*Treehouses will be re-opening early April! 


Tyler Arboretum is approximately 3.8 miles from the Borough of Media, PA., in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and is easily accessible via road.

We are a 30 to 45 minute drive from the center of Philadelphia* and roughly 30 to 40 minutes from Wilmington, DE* (*depending on traffic, road conditions, and weather).

For GPS and cell phone map applications, Tyler’s street address is:

515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063

Our telephone number is: 610-566-9134   

To find Tyler Arboretum on Google Maps, click here

To find Tyler Arboretum via Map Quest, click here

Directions from Route 476 (aka the Blue Route):

Take Route 476 to Route 1, Exit 5 (Springfield/Lima exit). Take Route 1 Southbound to Route 352. Turn right onto Route 352 North, which goes past the Granite Run Mall.

Follow Route 352 North to the first intersection after the Mall and turn right onto Barren Road.

Follow Barren Road past Penncrest High School (on the right). Turn left at the next intersection (small intersection with four-way stop signs) onto Painter Road.

Follow Painter Road about one mile to the Arboretum entrance, located on the right.

From Media and Springfield:

Take Baltimore Pike South to Route 352 North. Proceed as above.

From Philadelphia and the north:

Take City Line Avenue (Route 1) South to Route 352 North. Proceed as above.

From Delaware and the south:

Take I-95 North to Marcus Hook/Route 452 exit. Exit on the right and turn left onto Route 452 North. Stay on Route 452, crossing over Routes 1 and 352. Route 452 changes into Barren Road after crossing Route 352. Proceed as above.

From Newtown Square and Broomall, PA:

Take Route 3 South to Route 252. Follow Route 252 towards Media. Turn right onto Rose Tree Road. Follow Rose Tree Road to Painter Road. Turn right onto Painter Road and follow about 2 miles to the Arboretum parking lot on the right.

From Delaware, Chadds Ford, and Kennett Square:

Take Route 202 North to Route 1. Follow Route 1 North to intersection of Route 452. Turn left onto Route 452. Stay on Route 452, crossing over Route 352. Route 452 changes into Barren Road after crossing Route 352. Proceed as above.


Admission is free for Tyler members.

To become a member and save, click here.

We ask that all visitors enter through the Visitor Center and that members show a valid membership card.

General admission:

Adults (ages 18-64): $18
Seniors (65+): $15
Children and young adults (ages 3-17): $10
Military and students with valid ID: $10
Children age 2 and under are admitted free.

ACCESS/EBT holders:

We offer general admission concessions for Pennsylvania residents who are ACCESS/EBT holders for $2 per person (limited to 4 people).This offer cannot be combined with any other offer and is not valid for special events.

Library Pass admission:

Over 50 libraries offer their patrons the opportunity to visit Tyler Arboretum with a Library Pass. The pass provides general admission to Tyler for 4 people (adults or children) on the days the patron has checked it out of the library. Contact your local library to learn more!

Please call 610-566-9134 if you have questions.