Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day September 18, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

LMMM Docent Midge Lopat gives a tour of the Mansion’s Period Rooms, Summer 2021, photo courtesy of Rachael Boone

Free Admission with Museum Day Ticket – click here for tickets

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 17th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.

The annual event allows museums, zoos and cultural centers from all 50 states to emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day. This year’s event is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company.

Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors—it acts as a springboard to empower and help advance the hopes and ambitions of the public, particularly school-aged children and those in underrepresented communities. It represents a national commitment to access, equity and inclusion.

With many public spaces being shut down for a year or more, Museum Day 2021 celebrates the reopening of museums after long closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s theme, Experience America, represents the return to, and resurgence of, our country’s diverse cultural experiences, in the safest possible way.

Free Admission with Museum Day Ticket – click here for tickets

Visitors on a tour of the Mansion’s Period Rooms, Summer 2021, photo courtesy of Rachael Boone