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to the nation’s museum for self-taught, intuitive artistry.

Helpful information is below to plan your visit!


Admission grants entry to the museum and all current exhibitions except "A Visionary Spirit for Invention", which is not open to the public.


Online, advanced purchase of a timed ticket is required. See our full Visitor Guidelines as you plan your visit.

  • ADULT: $15.95

  • SENIOR (60 & up): $13.95


  • CHILD/STUDENT*: $9.95

  • CHILDREN 6 & under: FREE!

  • MEMBERS: FREE! (just show us your Fan Club Card)


WEDNESDAY–SUNDAY 10:00am–5:00pm

(Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day)


Advanced, online purchase of a timed ticket is required to visit the museum. Buy Tickets. (Visiting just the museum store, Sideshow, is free, and does not require purchasing a timed ticket.)

* Present ID at front desk

Gayleen Aiken. Photo by Ted Degener

artist  Gayleen Aiken

“A museum with a difference.  



is encouraged.”

—Financial Times
of London
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plan your visit


The American Visionary Art Museum is located at 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD next to Federal Hill Park and the Inner Harbor.



Abundant metered parking, which is also handicapped accessible, is available on Covington Street and Key Highway. Please note that the meters are in effect 24 hours, 7 days a week. Also, be sure to read and follow all signs posted by Baltimore City Parking Authority.

Paid parking is also available in the public lot at The Rusty Scupper Restaurant on Key Highway.

Public Transportation

The Maryland Transit Administration operates public transportation options to AVAM. Visit MTA's Trip Planner to view your options. Simply enter your End Address as 800 Key Highway Baltimore, MD 21230. For more information, visit or call 1-866-RIDE-MTA.

Water Taxi

From Pier 5, take the Baltimore Water Taxi to Landing 4 (The Rusty Scupper). Turn left to Key Highway, and you'll see the museum across the street.

Kayak Travel Guides

• Get more ideas on what to do on the Baltimore Travel Guide


Book your flights to Baltimore today


Our main entrance is the accessible entrance.

Mobility Aids: The museum and its campus are accessible to wheelchairs and those with limited mobility. Wheelchairs are available free of charge at Visitor Services on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service animals are welcome in the museum.

For visitors who are hearing impaired, films are either captioned, or transcripts are available upon request at Visitor Services.


Group visits have temporarily moved to a virtual format. We offer a variety of virtual tour options for school and adult groups. 

Plan a Virtual Group Visit >>

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We’re excited you’re visiting. Please see the Visitor Guidelines we’ve implemented to prioritize the well-being and health for you, other visitors, and our staff. We look forward to seeing you!


Coat and bag check are temporarily suspended. Please limit bags to 12”X12” in size.


Coats and strollers are allowed.


No backpacks, food, or drink in the museum, please. Thank you!


full Visitor Guidelines >>

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO indoors & outside

Photography without flash for personal use is welcome! Please no additional equipment such as tripods, lights, and selfie sticks. Also, remember to respect the art and other visitors' experiences as you're snapping.


For our full policy, including engagement, wedding, portraits, media, and commercial/film shoots, see our Photography and Video Policy.




Museum STORE

 “the best museum gift shop you’ve ever been to in your life.”

- John Waters

Learn More.


Museum Café



the café is open for private event bookings only.


Learn More.

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