Welcome to the U.S. National Arboretum

General Information

The grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the year except for Christmas Day. The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except for federal holidays from November through February. Admission to the grounds and museum is free and no tickets are needed.

Effective Thursday, March 23, 2023, traffic will be restricted to one way on Hickey Lane between Valley Road and Eagle Nest Road and on Eagle Nest Road. Azalea Road remains one way as always. In addition to the Arboretum’s three main parking lots and smaller parking areas, roadside parking will be available in certain areas. Please obey posted signage.

Consider visiting on weekdays to avoid crowds!

See the Cherry Trees

​Escape the crowds and explore the remarkable diversity of the Arboretum’s flowering cherry tree collection with this self-guided tour.

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Interactive Map

Looking for a plant? Try our interactive map and living plant database search, and plant browser, the Arboretum Botanical Explorer (ABE), designed for large-screened devices.

Go to ABE