Hours & Admission

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens will offer free admission to all furloughed and recalled federal employees and their families, starting immediately and will continue for one month after the shutdown ends. Federal contractors who are similarly affected by the shutdown will also be admitted free of charge. We ask that visitors show a federal ID badge to take advantage of the offer.

  • Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Third Thursdays: 10 am - 8 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday: 1 - 5 pm
  • Museum & Gardens Closed Mondays
  • Business Office is open Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
  • Park and Cherry will be closed during the week of  January 13-19.

Special Admission Hours

  • Tuesday: 10 am - 5 pm: Pay-What-You-Wish
  • Saturday: 10 am - noon: Free, museum and gardens

Holiday Hours 

The Dixon is closed on New Years Day, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.  

View our photography policy here.

Dixon members are always admitted free of charge.


Exhibitions are always included with admission.
  • Adults: $7
  • Seniors ages 65 and over: $5
  • Students ages 18 and older with ID: $5
  • Children ages 7 - 17: $3
  • Children ages 6 and under: free
  • Educators with ID: free
  • Groups with advance registration get a discounted rate. Please call (901) 761-5250 for pricing. 

Bank of America - Museums on Us : First weekend of the month. Get free admission by presenting your Bank of America card every first Saturday and Sunday of each month.

We are the only museum in Memphis that offers the Museums on Us program and only one of two in the state of Tennessee.

The Dixon is a Blue Star Museum.  Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend (May 26, 2018) through Labor Day (September 3, 2018). See more at: http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums#!TN

Location & Directions

The Dixon is located at the intersection of Park Avenue and Cherry Road in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. From Interstate 240, take exit 18, Perkins Road, North exit. Drive approximately 2.5 miles to Park Avenue then turn left and proceed to the 2nd traffic light. The entrance is on the left at the traffic light.

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

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