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The Dawes Arboretum provides ideal gathering places for your next meeting, conference, or program.


Indoor Rental Space

Firelight Room

The Firelight Room has a stone fireplace and a wall of windows overlooking the Bird Watching Garden. This room seats up to 75 guests.


Shelter House (1)Shelter House

The Main Shelter is located on the edge of the Deep Woods adjacent to the Cypress Swamp. This area can host 100 guests and is equipped with picnic tables, trash/recycling receptacles and electrical outlets.




Red Barn

The Red Barn at The Dawes Arboretum offers a beautiful picnic setting for your next event. This area is a unique venue located just north of our Main Grounds.





For pricing and complete details, please call our Guest Experience Administrator at 740.323.2355 ext. 1241.

Contact Us

Phone: 800.44.DAWES
Fax: 740.323.4058
E-mail: information@dawesarb.org
Mailing address:
7770 Jacksontown Rd., SE
Newark, OH 43056

Hours & Admission

Arboretum Hours:

Open at 7am
Auto Tour closes for entry at 6pm. Grounds close at 6:30pm.
Open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 8am to 2pm.
Closed New Year’s, Thanksgiving & Christmas days.

Admission is currently free. We will begin charging non-members on April 15, 2019.

Visitors Center Hours:

Monday – Saturday
8am – 5pm
Sundays and holidays
12pm – 5pm