The tour features four homes and gardens (open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), and Vienna’s two parks, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (open until 7 p.m.) and Wolf Trap National Park (open until 5 p.m.), both of which are offering special activities throughout tour day.
Visitors should park at Meadowlark or Wolf Trap, where they can choose between starting their tour at one of the parks or catching a shuttle bus (running from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to the homes for the walking portion of our tour. The homes are located within a ¾ mile loop, containing two shuttle stops.
Restrooms are available at Wolf Trap National Park and at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.
Smoking, backpacks, strollers, high heels, interior photography and use of cell phones inside the homes is not permitted. You should wear comfortable walking shoes and note that most of the private houses and gardens with stairs and uneven surfaces are not handicapped accessible. Strollers are not permitted on shuttles.
Visit Local Merchants
Many Church Street merchants are joining in the festivities by offering special promotions to those showing their tour tickets on tour day. Freeman House Museum: 131 Church Street, N.E. Historic Vienna, Inc. operates this old fashioned gift shop and museum, built in 1859, with period rooms and exhibits on the Civil War in Vienna. It will be open especially for tour day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets for the full Garden Club of Fairfax Historic Vienna tour are $30 each. Advance sale tickets are $25 each. Tickets for a single site are $15 each. Children ages 6-12 are $15. Children 5 and under are free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. Anyone under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Ticket price includes admission to the four homes and two parks.Advance-purchase tickets for the full Historic Vienna tour are $25.00 each, and may be purchased in two ways:
- Online: www.vagardenweek.org by credit card
- At the following locations locally:
- Color Wheel, 1374 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean
- Judy Ryan, 9565 Braddock Rd., Fairfax
- The Dandelion Patch, 111 Church St., NW, Vienna
- The Dandelion Patch, 1810 Library St., Reston
- Sam’s Farm, 7125 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church
- ReFind, 101 Church St., NW, Vienna
- Cocoa Vienna, 120 Church St., Suite 100, Vienna
- Mesmeralda's Limited, 1339 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean
You can also purchase your tickets on tour day with cash or a credit card. Tickets will be available the day of the tour at any of the homes on the tour and at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Tickets are not available at Wolf Trap; however, visitors may board shuttles there without a ticket. All other shuttle stops require a ticket.Information Center and Picnic Area on day of the tour: A tour Information Center will be located at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, where a picnic area is available. A complimentary tea will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.