Admission to the Gardens During COVID-19


On Friday, May 22, Cheekwood will reopen its 55-acre garden. The reopening will also extend to gardens that had been closed for renovations for the past several months including the beloved Blevins Japanese Garden and the much-anticipated Ann & Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail.

To minimize physical contact and practice social distancing, Cheekwood will only be accepting advance ticket reservations made online. No tickets will be sold on-site. Daily tickets are timed-entry and are limited in order to manage safe capacity. Members are required to reserve free visits online.

Temporary Visitor Guidelines


The health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers remain a top priority at Cheekwood. In line with the latest guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Tennessee Department of State Health Services, and the City of Nashville related to COVID-19, Cheekwood kindly requests your support by adhering to the following protocols to protect your health and safety.

• Visit another day should you not feel well or have symptoms of COVID-19.

• Practice social distancing by staying six feet apart from others.

• Use every day preventative measures (e.g. wash hands, cover coughs, etc.)

• Cloth face coverings are strongly encouraged in outdoor areas. All visitors are required to wear cloth face coverings when entering buildings. Parents are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines regarding the use of masks for children.

• Please bring your own water and food. Fountains and vending machines are temporarily blocked.

Please check out our Know Before You Go page via the button for all information guests should familiarize themselves with before visiting, including new safety and procedure protocols.


Having been closed since mid-March, we are offering an automatic two-month extension on all active memberships. Please check out our Membership Updates via the button to read the latest updates and frequently asked questions during this time.



Welcome Back to Cheekwood
May 22 – June 20
9 AM – 8 PM  |  Daily*
* Mondays are open exclusively for Members
* Beginning June 3, Cheekwood opens at 8 AM on Wednesdays, for Wellness Wednesdays

Regular Operating Hours
Beginning June 21
9 AM – 5 PM  |  Tuesday – Sunday

Ph: 615.353.6965

Hours subject to change for special events.
Cheekwood is closed Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day


Advance Reservation Required. Members must reserve free tickets online to guarantee entry.


Operational changes still in effect include the limiting of interactive spaces, including in-person tours, select programs, classes, events and private rental use of facilities.

Additionally, the Historic Mansion & Museum and the Frist Learning Center remain closed until Phase Three of Mayor Cooper’s reopening plan of Nashville.

Select features in the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden are temporarily closed, as well as the playhouse adjacent to the TRAINS! exhibit.

On June 1, Café 29 will be open for take-out only and the Garden Gift Shop will open at 50% capacity.


To minimize touch points, Cheekwood will not be handing out printed materials on-site. Please download a map of the estate by clicking the button below.



All guests, including members, must reserve a timed-entry ticket online prior to visiting. No tickets will be sold on-site.

If you do not have access to purchase online or are having issues, Cheekwood’s Visitor Services staff will be available to help you via phone at 615-353-6965 from 9 AM – 5 PM Daily.

Rates may be subject to change. General Admission may not include admission to certain special events and classes. To see if an additional fee is required, view specific event details on the Happenings Calendar.

FREE PARKING  |  May 22 – June 20

Members (with Membership Card or Photo ID)  |  Free*

Not a member?  |  Join Today

Adults  |  $22

Seniors (65+)  |  $20

College Students (with ID)  |  $18

Youth (ages 3 – 17)  |  $15

Ages 2 and Under  |  Free

Military Discount  |  50% off General Admission Ticket for Active-Duty Military Personnel and Veterans **

Free Admission Days for Military Personnel & First Responders**
May 23 – 24, July 4, November 9-10




*Cheekwood members receive free daily admission, but discounted tickets are required for certain special events and programs, like Spring Art Hop, Holiday LIGHTS, Chihuly Nights, Songwriters Under the Stars, and other ticketed programs.

**No tickets will be sold on-site. To reserve free tickets or use a military discount, please call 615.353.6965 or email with your contact information and day and time you would like to visit. Visitors Services staff are available daily from 9 AM – 5 PM.

Programs and Events

Cheekwood is delighted to offer limited programming and events beginning June 1, including:

  • •  Member Mondays (May 25, June 1, 8, 15)
  • •  Dog Nights (June 4, 11, 18)
  • •  Wellness Wednesdays (June 3, 10, 17, 24)
  • •  Father’s Day Classic Car Show (June 21)
  • •  And More

Please click here for more information and to see all of our happenings as we Welcome You Back to Cheekwood.

Safety Protocols and CDC Guidelines

Safety protocols are being followed in accordance with recommendations of the CDC and Mayor John Cooper’s “Roadmap to Reopening Nashville” Plan. Cheekwood, in accordance with CDC guidance, recommends individuals stay 6 feet apart and travel in groups no larger than 6.  Cheekwood also recommends wearing personal protection at all times while visiting the facility to include cloth face coverings in accordance with CDC guidelines. Cheekwood also recommends that persons more vulnerable or at-risk for COVID-19 as identified by the CDC take extra precaution or refrain from use of the facility during this initial phases of re-opening.

In visiting Cheekwood, you agree to assume all responsibility for your health and well-being and will not hold Cheekwood responsible in any way with respect to COVID-19. 

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