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


Shelter House (1)Shelter House

The Main Shelter House is located on the edge of the Deep Woods adjacent to the Cypress Swamp. This area is equipped
with picnic tables, trash/recycling receptacles, electrical outlets, portable toilets and access to indoor restrooms in the Visitors




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 8am for Arboretum members
Open at 9am for Non-Members
Auto Tour closes for entry at 6:30pm. Grounds close at 7pm.
Arboretum hours from October to March are 8am to 5pm for Arboretum members and 9am to 5pm for non-members. The Auto Tour will close for entry at 4:30pm. 
Open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 8am to 2pm.
Closed New Year’s, Thanksgiving & Christmas days.

Arboretum admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 -15. Children younger than 5 will be admitted for free. Arboretum members will not be charged admission.

Visitors Center Hours:

Monday – Saturday
9am – 5pm
11am – 5pm