Visit

Parking

For visiting indoor exhibitions, two accessible parking spots are located directly past the Museum’s front entrance, with a ramp to the building. If the spaces are full, proceed to the upper lot; park in the accessible spaces at the top and enter the Museum through the pondside doors.

For visiting the Sculpture Park, deCordova | Store, or deCordova | Cafe, accessible parking spots are located directly across from the entrance to the Store in the general parking lot.

Navigating

Click here for a digital PDF of our Park map and visitor guide.

Photography

For the security of the visitors and the art, the Park is under video surveillance.

No sitting, leaning, or touching of sculptures in the Park is permitted. For the safety of the sculptures and the privacy of our neighbors, drones are also not permitted. DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum must receive location credits on all published photography.

Personal Photography

Personal photography is permissable during regular hours of operation. In both the galleries and the Sculpture Park, still photography and video taken from a handheld device are permitted for personal, nondistributional, noncommercial use. Flashes, tripods, monopods, and selfie-sticks are prohibited in the galleries. No photographs or videotapes may be reproduced, published, distributed, sold, or otherwise commercially exploited without written permission from deCordova. Photographers and guests must pay full admission.

Professional Photography

Formal portraits, event photography, and any other commissioned photography require prior written permission from deCordova. Permission requests may be sent to [email protected]. Please allow 2 weeks for the review and consideration of all permission requests. Same day requests will not be considered or approved.

Dining

DeCordova  | Cafe is conveniently located next to deCordova | Store, adjacent to the visitor parking lots. We offer sandwiches and salads made fresh daily, healthy snacks, indulgent desserts, and hot and cold beverages.

Patrons may pack a personal picnic to be consumed outdoors in the Sculpture Park; please clean up after yourself. No open flames are allowed.

Shopping

DeCordova | Store is located next to the main parking lot and offers a selection of pottery, glass, jewelry, home goods, wearable art, inventive kids' toys, and cards.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome in the Sculpture Park, but must be leashed and cleaned up after.

Accessibility

DeCordova welcomes personal walkers, wheelchairs, strollers, and scooters. Free manual wheelchairs are available at the Museum front desk on a first-come, first-served vasis. Service animals with proper identification are welcome indoors and out. Full accessibility information is available here.