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

Non-school groups: To schedule a tour, please fill out the form to the right. 
Educators: To schedule a field trip with your class, please click here

(Please note: Tours are not considered confirmed until the Venue Rental & Tour Coordinator has emailed you a confirmation.) 


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 and focusing on the top ten things to see on the property.


Tour pricing 

Tours require advanced registration and a minimum of 10 individuals. Tour group maximum is 50 individuals; groups of 25 to 50 will be split into two smaller groups. Payment must be made in advance.

  • Adults: $5/person  
  • Seniors: $3/person 
  • School groups (Pre-K through Graduate School): Free (including chaperones/adults)
  • Dixon Discoveries: Free (including chaperones/adults)  
  • Girl Scouts: $5/child (free for chaperones/adults)                                                                                (Please click here for more information about Girl Scout Badges at the Dixon.)


Additional Tour Information:

  • Free parking is available at the Dixon. 
  • The Dixon is wheelchair accessible throughout the museum and in many areas of the Dixon gardens. 
  • Lockers and coat racks are available; large bags and umbrellas must be stored. 
  • Group tours generally last 30-40 minutes.
  • Park & Cherry, the museum's café, is open for lunch on Tues.-Sat. from 11:00am-2pm; snacks and beverages are available Tues.-Sun. from 10:00am-4:30pm. Please view the menu here

request a Tour

Educators: To request a field trip with your class, please click here.





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Coming Up
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Third Thursdays: Open until 8pm
Special / Holiday Hours

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