Hours, Directions, and Admission
Dear Friends and Supporters of Tyler Arboretum:
Thank you for your assistance in contacting your legislators regarding HB 2489 and the Quinn Amendment. In anticipation of Delaware County transitioning into the yellow phase, we are pleased to announce that we will be re-opening on a limited basis for Tyler members only, beginning June 5th!
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.
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:
November – February
Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 5 pm
March – October
Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 6 pm
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.
Adults (ages 18-64): $15
Seniors (65+): $13
Children and young adults (ages 3-17): $9
Military and students with valid ID: $9
Children age 2 and under are admitted free.
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.
Please call 610-566-9134 if you have questions.