Photo: Jenny Gorman


We look forward to welcoming you to the Parrish Art Museum. The health and safety of our community is paramount, so please be assured that the Parrish is following the most recent guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and New York State.

As of March 26, 2022, all visitors ages 2 and older to the galleries are required to wear a medical-grade mask at all times, regardless of vaccination status. For group events and programs in the Museum, Lichtenstein Theater, Midred C. Brinn Terrace, Café, & Studio, proof of vaccine is required for attendees ages 5 and older. (We no longer accept test results for admission.)  While masks are not required in these settings, we encourage all visitors to wear masks except when eating or drinking.

Please Note: The Parrish presents its collection and special exhibitions on a rotating basis throughout the year. Please check here for the most up-to-date information on what will be on view when you visit.

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All attendees ages 5 and older to events and programs, including visitors to the Lichtenstein Theater, café, & Studio, must show proof of full vaccination; those age 18 and older must also provide a valid ID.

The risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the Museum and its grounds, you assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

Acceptable proof of vaccination:

  • CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)
  • NYC COVID Safe app
  • New York State Excelsior Pass
  • NYC Vaccination Record
  • An official immunization record from a healthcare provider or pharmacy

PLEASE NOTE: Visitors who do not follow these guidelines will either not be admitted, or will be asked to leave the premises.

Before you arrive 

  • The Museum and the Museum Shop accept credit card and cash sales.
  • The Museum Cafe accepts credit card sales only.
  • If you have a free pass or reciprocity with another institution, we encourage you to schedule your visit. Please call 631-283-2118 x109, leave a message with your name, number, and day/time you would like to visit, and you will receive a call back.

When you arrive

  • As you drive into the driveway, Museum signage will direct you to the Parking Lot and to check-in points.
  • Please follow the direction of Museum staff throughout your visit.
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed at the Museum at any time. The Museum cafe is open during Museum hours.


Public docent-led tours of the galleries are offered most Saturdays at 2 pm. All tours have limited capacity and require advance registration and admission into the Museum. Please visit our Admission page for current schedule and to register.

Discounted admission is offered to groups of 10 or more. To receive the group rate, please contact us in advance by emailing Danea Sharpelletti,



We also offer private docent-led tours upon request. A docent fee of $50 plus individual admission cost per person will be applied. Note, if your group is larger than 12 persons, you may request a second docent. The availability of docents for private group tours is subject to change. To schedule your group tour, please email Danea Sharpelletti,


  • Wheelchairs are available on request.
  • Lockers are available for use.





Teachers and students are invited to explore the Parrish’s permanent collections and special exhibitions. Interactive tours for students focus on a small selection of objects to encourage observation and discussion. A variety of grade-specific themes are available and online tours and workshops can also be arranged.

  • $65 per class for guided visits with gallery activity or studio workshop
  • All school programs, tours, and workshops are FREE for Southampton and Tuckahoe Schools 

School visits should be arranged in advance. For information please email or phone 631-283-2118 x151


Monday, Thursday, Saturday, & Sunday
11 AM – 5 PM

11 AM – 8 PM

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Every day, 11 AM – 5 PM


Adults: $12
Seniors: $9
Museum Members: Free
Students with ID: Free
Children under 18: Free

Not a Member?  Join today!

For more information, call 631-283-2118 x109 or email

Please observe social distancing practices when visiting the Museum and grounds.

All visitors must wear medical-grade masks on Museum property.

Pets on leash are allowed on the grounds, but NOT in the Museum building, with the exception of service animals. If you’re visiting the galleries with a Service Animal, please note that photographing animals in the building is not permitted. See policy here.

Pet owners or handlers must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of litter. Trash cans are located in the parking lot


Access audio guides of current and past exhibitions here. Audio devices are available at Visitor Services and are complimentary with museum admission.


Personal photography, without flash, is allowed in the Parrish galleries. No tripods or other photographic equipment (including selfie sticks) are permitted. We encourage guests to share their photos on our Facebook page and on Instagram and Twitter, @parrishart.


For media inquiries, please visit PRESS.
For commercial photo shoots or film making in the building or on the grounds of the Museum, permission is required.  Please contact our Director of Communications

For private events please visit FACILITY RENTAL.


Food and drink are not permitted anywhere in the galleries or interior lobby.

Smoking and vaping are not permitted anywhere in the Museum or on the grounds.

Pets are not allowed in the building.

Outside food and drink are not permitted at the Museum, in the Café, or at the Café tables on the Terrace. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought to the Museum but can be purchased at the Café.

Active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, Veterans, and their families receive free admission to the Museum through the Blue Star Museum Program.
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The Museum is at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, New York, just east of Southampton Village.

Free, ample parking is available behind the building for visitors and event participants.   

You can travel to the Museum from New York on jitneys (busses) or trains. Take the Hampton Jitney or Hampton Ambassador  from one of the many pick-up points in Manhattan to the Southampton (Omni) stop. Taxis are on-hand for the speedy 5-minute trip to the Museum.

Or take the Long Island Rail Road from Penn Station in Manhattan or other stops in New York City to Southampton. Taxis wait at the station, and it’s just 5 minutes to the Museum.

The Cross Sound Ferry travels between New London CT, and Orient Point, NY. The Bridgeport Port Jefferson Ferry connects Bridgeport CT and Port Jefferson, NY.  From either the Orient Point or Port Jefferson ferry dock, the drive is about 1 hour 15 minutes to the Museum.

279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, New York, 11976

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Museum Shop. Photo: Gary Mamay

Museum Shop

Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday: 11 am–5 pm
Friday: 11 am–8 pm
Closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Tucked just inside the main lobby of the Museum, the bright and spacious Museum Shop is the premier shopping destination for East End residents and visitors alike.

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The Museum Shop is a destination for creative shoppers, with hand-crafted treasures and art-inspired goods. Stop by the Shop during your next visit to the Museum and purchase unique items found only at the Parrish. Members receive a 15% discount at the Shop throughout the year. Not a Member? Join today to enjoy this and many other benefits.

To contact the Museum Shop, call 631-283-2118 x125 or email Jan Schluger at

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Museum Cafe. Photo: Sunny Khalsa


Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday: 11 am–5 pm
Friday: 11 am–8 pm
Closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

There is no Museum admission fee to visit the Café.

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The Café at the Parrish features a bright, indoor space with a variety of elegant and fresh offerings coupled with a range of beverages.

Outside food and drink are not permitted in the Café or at the Café tables on the Terrace. Alcoholic beverages may only be purchased at the Café.



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Docent training for group tours. Photo: Parrish Art Museum

Groups and Tours

Tours of the galleries are offered on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2 pm. All tours require advance registration. Please register for tours on the Admission page.

Discounted admission is offered to groups of 10 or more. To receive the group rate, please email Danea Sharpelletti,