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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Response

The Hunnewell Building and Visitor Center at 125 Arborway will be closed to the public until further notice.
Hunnewell Building and Visitor Center

The Arnold Arboretum landscape remains open to the public. The Hunnewell Building and Visitor Center at 125 Arborway will be closed to the public until further notice. We are not issuing driving permits at this time.

To everyone in the extended community of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, we want to assure you we are monitoring the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) emergency in close coordination with officials at Harvard University and the City of Boston. Our first priority is to protect the health and safety of all who enter our gates, while continuing to cultivate and share our world-class collections and landscape as the growing season begins. We appreciate your patience, assistance, and cooperation as we navigate the challenges of this difficult time together. Plants and nature are transformative, and enjoying their benefits carries the responsibility of respecting the health and safety of all.

Enjoy nature while protecting yourself and our community

  • The Arboretum landscape remains free and open daily from dawn to dusk.
  • Please consider avoiding the following hours of peak visitation, 4pm-7pm on weekdays and 2pm-7pm on weekends. Before your visit, you may monitor current visitation rates by checking the “Popular Times” section of the Arboretum’s Google Maps page. Scroll down to see a graph with live data compared to typical visitation rates.
  • In accordance with the latest guidelines from the state of Massachusetts, please wear a mask or face covering when you cannot maintain at least six feet of social distance from other visitors. Help keep yourself and others safe!
  • The Hunnewell Building and Visitor Center at 125 Arborway in Boston is closed until further notice in compliance with public health guidelines set by Harvard University.
  • If you require assistance while on the grounds, please call the Arnold Arboretum Ambassadors (857.268.3185).

The Harvard University COVID-19 website includes recommended guidelines for protecting yourself and others from COVID-19 and other viral illnesses.