The Charles Hosmer - Morse Museum of American Art

Welcome to the Morse

The Morse Museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), including the artist and designer’s jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass lamps and windows; his chapel interior from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago; and art and architectural objects from his Long Island country estate, Laurelton Hall. The Museum’s holdings also include American art pottery, late 19th- and early 20th-century American painting, graphics, and decorative art.

Public Hours

9:30 am –4:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday (Open until 8:00 pm Friday, November through April)
1:00 pm –4:00 pm Sunday
Closed Monday and most major holidays

Admission

$6 Adults
$5 Seniors age 60 and older
$1 Students (with valid ID)
Free for children younger than 12
All visitors free 4:00 pm-8:00 pm Fridays (November through April)

Directions

From I-4 West, take the Fairbanks Avenue exit (Exit 87). From I-4 East, take the Par Street/Fairbanks Avenue exit (Exit 86). Drive east toward Winter Park 1.8 miles. Turn left onto Park Avenue. Proceed 1/2 mile to the Museum at the corner of Park and Canton avenues. Parking is available at the rear entrance and on the street.

Please be advised there is currently extensive road construction on I-4, including lane and exit closures. Traffic updates are available through the Florida Department of Transportation.

Click here for an area map.

Parking

Parking is available directly behind the Museum and is accessible from Cole and Canton Avenues. Additional free parking is available on the first, fourth, and fifth floors of the Park Place garage on Canton Avenue, across from the Museum.

SunRail

The Museum is a five-minute walk from the SunRail station. Trains run weekdays and a schedule is available on the SunRail website.

Calendar

To view Morse programs and events by month, click here for the Museum’s online calendar.

Cellphone Audio Tours

The Morse provides complimentary audio tours of our collection that are accessible via cellphone.

Stops are designated by three-digit numbers and cellphone icons near objects and panels. Audio stops in the Lobby through Gallery XIV give additional information about individual objects on view.

For the exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall, the tour of 27 stops provides a sequential narrative. The tour begins in the Laurelton Hall introductory gallery with stop 100 and concludes in the Tiffany Chapel.

Guided Tours

Docent tours are often available during public hours. Inquire at the Visitor Information Desk.

Gallery Talks for Revival & Reform—Eclecticism in the 19th-Century Environment gallery are usually available with docents at 11:00 am and with Curator Donna Climenhage at 2:30 pm Wednesdays. Available on a first-come, first-served basis to visitors in the Museum. No advance reservations.

Gallery Talks for Celebrating 75 Years—Pathways of American Art at the Morse Museum gallery are usually available with docents at 11:00 a.m. Fridays. Available on a first-come, first-served basis to visitors in the Museum. No advance reservations.

Group Tours

Reservations are required for group and Spanish-language tours. Docent tours do not include the exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall. For more information on prearranged group tours, click here.

Lectures and Films

Lectures and films in the McKean Pavilion are free.

Museum Shop

The Museum Shop is open during Museum hours.

Membership

Museum members receive free admission, a shop discount, guest passes, invitations to lectures, events, and receptions and frequent news about the collection and exhibitions. For more information, click here.

Visitor’s Guide

A PDF copy of the Visitor’s Guide to the Morse Museum is available online. Please click here to download.