August 30, 2010

JHU Museums will increase admission fees starting Sept. 1

Effective Wednesday, Sept. 1, Johns Hopkins’ two historic house museums, Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum & Library, will increase their admission prices by $2.

“This modest increase in our admissions fees, which we have avoided for over 10 years, is a necessary step to meet the challenges created by the rising costs of preserving these historic structures for future generations,” said Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums. “Ultimately, our goal is to maintain the quality of our visitor experience and collections care.”

Admission prices will increase to $8 for adults (ages 18–64), $7 for senior citizens (65+) and $5 for students, children (6–17) and Johns Hopkins alumni and retirees. The fee for individuals who are part of group tours of 15 or more people will increase from $5 to $6. Museum members; Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students; and children 5 and under will continue to receive free admission.Museum membership prices are unchanged.