Hours and Admission

Hours and Admission

Hours for the Museums at Washington and Lee — including the Reeves Museum of Ceramics, University Chapel & Galleries, and Watson Galleries — are Thursday - Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM and Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission is free to all sites.

Fall Term Holiday Closures:

  • Closed Thanksgiving Day through the following Saturday
  • Closed December 23 — December 31
  • Closed New Year's Day

Location and Directions:

The street address for the University Chapel parking lot is 100 North Jefferson Street.

Travel from North, South, or East:

  • Travel interstate 81 to Exit 188-B
  • Exit onto Route 60 West
  • Follow 60W into Lexington (approximately 3 miles)
  • Turn right onto Main Street
  • Turn left onto Henry Street
  • Cross Jefferson Street and pull into the Chapel parking lot.

From the West:

  • Travel interstate 64 to Exit 55.
  • Turn right onto Route 11 South.
  • After you cross the Maury River Bridge, Route 11 will split. Bear right onto Route 11 Business.
  • After you pass the VMI campus, turn into the Chapel parking lot through the brick columns on the right at the intersection of Henry Street and Jefferson Street.

Note for Motor Coaches: The University Chapel parking lot is not designed to hold large vehicles or motor coaches. Those vehicles should proceed to the Lexington Visitor Center to find proper parking.

Our Mission

The Museums at W&L advance learning through direct engagement with the collections and facilitate an interdisciplinary appreciation of art, history, and culture.