Directions, Hours, and Admission
Tyler is easily accessible from several major highways, and is about 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The Arboretum is not accessible by public transportation.
515 Painter Road
Media, PA 19063
Directions from the Blue Route (Route 476):
Take the Blue Route to the Route 1 – Springfield/Lima exit (Exit #5). Take Route 1 Southbound to Route 352. Turn right onto Route 352 North, which goes past the Granite Run Mall. Follow Route 352 North to the first intersection after the Mall and turn right onto Barren Road. Follow Barren Road past Penncrest High School (on the right). Turn left at the next intersection (small intersection with four-way stop signs) onto Painter Road. Follow Painter Road about one mile to the Arboretum entrance, located on the right.
From Media and Springfield:
Take Baltimore Pike South to Route 352 North. Proceed as above.
From Philadelphia and Northern Areas:
Take City Line Avenue (Route 1) South to Route 352 North. Proceed as above.
From Delaware and Southern Areas:
Take I-95 North to Marcus Hook/Route 452 exit. Exit on the right and turn left onto Route 452 North. Stay on Route 452, crossing over Routes 1 and 352. Route 452 changes into Barren Road after crossing Route 352. Proceed as above.
From Newtown Square and Broomall:
Take Route 3 South to Route 252. Follow Route 252 towards Media. Turn right onto Rose Tree Road. Follow Rose Tree Road to Painter Road. Turn right onto Painter Road and follow about 2 miles to the Arboretum parking lot on the right.
From Delaware (Alternate), Chadds Ford and Kennett Square:
Take Route 202 North to Route 1. Follow Route 1 North to intersection of Route 452. Turn left onto Route 452. Stay on Route 452, crossing over Route 352. Route 452 changes into Barren Road after crossing Route 352. Proceed as above.
November – February
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
March – October
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
*Closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 24 &25.
Tyler Members: FREE (Join today)
Adults (16 to 64): $9
Seniors (65+): $8
Youths (3-15): $5
Children under 3: Free
Cash, personal check, and credit card (Visa, Mastercard & Discover) are accepted.
- Members please show photo ID with membership card
- Pets and bikes are not permitted on Arboretum grounds.
- There is limited ADA accessiblilty. Not all paths at Tyler are paved, and many involve steep grades.
- Tyler’s Visitor Center sells bottled beverages and snacks. Visitors are welcome to bring food and beverages; picnic tables are located just outside the Visitor Center.
Tyler Arboretum may photograph, film, or videotape visitors for educational and promotional purposes. Admission to the Arboretum and/or participation in our classes, events, and programs, is implied consent for the use of the holder’s likeness, voice, or video image for marketing purposes.
Interested in bringing a group for an educational guided tour? Visit Tours and Groups for details.