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.

The Museum is open to the public by appointment.

To make an appointment or to review new visitor guidelines, please visit morsemuseum.org/plan-your-visit. Appointments may be made online or by calling (407) 644-1429, during Museum hours.

Due to the pandemic, the Museum has implemented special safety measures, procedures, and visitor guidelines. Hours for the Museum and Museum Shop have been temporarily revised to 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

We require that all visitors wear a mask; one will be provided if needed.

We hope you enjoy your visit!

Public Hours

Currently, the public hours of the Museum and the Museum Shop are:

Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am–3 pm
Sunday, closed (temporarily)

Closed Monday and most major holidays

The first available appointment is at 10 am and the last available appointment is at 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday (visitors may stay in the galleries until 4 pm).

Appointments

Appointments allow us to accommodate social distancing guidelines. Groups are limited to five, and a maximum of five visitors will be admitted at fifteen-minute intervals.

We ask visitors (including Morse Museum Members) to use our new appointment and payment system. Member admission is, of course, free. To make an appointment, visit admissions.morsemuseum.org/mainstore or call (407) 644-1429.

Immediate or same-day appointments may be available.

There may be times when the Museum may be entered only through the rear entrance.

Gallery Practices

Please respect the following practices while visiting:

      • If you feel at all unwell, please postpone your visit and
        arrange a new appointment time.

      • Please wear a mask during your visit (this includes
        the Shop). Masks are available at the Visitor Services desk
        or in the Museum Shop.

      • Please do not touch anything in the Museum except
        the gallery guides available in each gallery. These may be
        kept or discarded in designated bins.

      • Please maintain a social distance of at least six feet
        (preferably ten feet) from others throughout your visit.

      • Please sanitize your hands at the lobby sanitizing station
        and again just before leaving the galleries to enter the
        Museum Shop.

Depending upon the number of visitors in the Museum at any one time, visitors may be asked to follow a specially marked route through the galleries.

All in-person lectures, music presentations, art demonstrations and other programs as well as social events are canceled or postponed until further notice.

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.

Orientation Films

Please view our 13-minute orientation film, A Legacy for the Community, and 11-minute film, The Tiffany Chapel—A Masterpiece Rediscovered, before visiting.

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. Please bring headphones or earbuds for your cellphone. Click here for a selection of audio tour items.

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.

Museum Shop

The Museum Shop is open during Museum hours. The Museum Shop may be entered directly from the street without an appointment.

Membership

Museum members receive free admission, a shop discount, guest passes, frequent news, and more 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.