Get to know the Dixon through a variety of museum and garden tours led by docents and staff.

To schedule a tour, please fill out the form to the right and a tour coordinator will contact you in the next 7 days. 

Museum Tours 

Typically lasting thirty to forty minutes, these tours are designed to spark the interest of all visitors. The Dixon also provides opportunities for self-guided groups to independently explore the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. 

  • Permanent Collection—  Explore the Dixon's permanent collection of over 2,000 objects, including French and American Impressionist paintings and significant holdings of German and English porcelain.
  • Current Exhibitions— The museum organizes and presents eight to ten exhibitions every year, the diversity of which appeals to visitors of all ages.
  • Mallory/Wurtzburger—Memphis has a rich local art scene and the Dixon has devoted the Mallory/Wurtzburger gallery to quarterly exhibitions showcasing the area’s best and brightest talent. 

Garden tours 

Located on 17 acres, the Dixon gardens are a treasure of tranquility located in the heart of Memphis. The changing seasons serve to enhance our beautiful and architecturally diverse gardens.
  • Arboretum Tour—The Dixon is a certified Level IV Arboretum and offers a wealth of beauty for tree enthusiasts.   
  • Blooms and Beyond Tour — Explore the latest blooms in the gardens, complete with plant identification and points of interest. 
  • Cutting Garden Tour—Perhaps, the most colorful location on the Dixon grounds, the cutting garden features the flowers used in the beautiful gallery arrangements and table settings for Dixon events.   
  • History Tour—Learn the fascinating history behind the creation and design of the Dixon gardens.   
  • Sculpture Tour— Discover the origin and significance of the ornamental sculptures that adorn the Dixon gardens. 
  • Top Ten Tour—The Top Ten Tour gives an overview of the gardens, focusing on the top ten things to see on the property.

Tour pricing 

Tours require advanced registration and a minimum of 10 individuals.  
All tours are free with advanced registration.

  • Educational groups (Preschool through Graduate School)
  • Adults: $5/person  
  • Seniors: $3/person 
  • Dixon Discoveries: free   
  • Girl Scouts: $2/child 

Additional Tour Information:

  • The Dixon is wheelchair accessible throughout the museum.
  • Lockers and coat racks are available, but, if possible, please leave backpacks on the bus. 
  • Group tours are 30-40 minutes long.

To schedule a tour, please complete this form. Tour requests will be processed once a week. Thank you for your patience.

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