Walk-in Tours

Walk-In Tours are given daily (excluding holidays) and subject to docent availability.

Location: Meet at the Visitor Services desk
Cost: Free

Tour Schedule


Friday Nights Are Better By Half

Fri, 7 & 7:30 pm | Meet at Welcome Kiosk

Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy Happy Hour specials on beverages all evening and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. Tours have a different theme each week. 

Free, no registration required - Subject to docent availability

 


Friday Night Favorites

Fridays, 6 pm | Meet at Welcome Kiosk

With VMFA's many galleries and rotating exhibits, you can never see everything in one visit.  Join one of our docents for a Friday night tour of their favorite objects sampled from the many collections throughout the museum.  You may leave with a new favorite yourself!

Free, no registration required - Subject to Docent availability


Get to Know VMFA's American Art Collection

March - June, 2018

Tues, 1 pm and Fri, 3 pm

Meet at Welcome Kiosk

Enjoy American Art through the lens of avid art collectors and generous donors, Jim and Fran McGlothlin. On this tour you will explore great American artists such as John Singer Sargent, George Bellows and Winslow Homer.

Free, no registration required - Subject to Docent availability


Get to Know Decorative Arts

March - June, 2018

Mon, 1 pm | Thur, 3 pm
Meet at Welcome Kiosk

Tour one of the most significant public collections outside Paris of decorative arts from the early 1900s, as well as lamps by Louis Comfort Tiffany and American and British Arts and Crafts.

Free, no registration required - Subject to Docent availability


Ancient Art in Greece and Rome

March, 2018 - June, 2018

Mon, 3 pm | Wed, 1pm and Sat, 11 am
Meet at Welcome Kiosk

Discover the worlds of the ancient Greeks and Romans and the contributions they have made globally.  Delve into the beginnings of the Olympic Games, daily life, pottery and rich mythology.

Free, no registration required - Subject to Docent availability


Get to Know Fabergé and Russian Decorative Arts Collection

March, 2018 - June, 2018

Wed, 3 pm | Fri, 1 pm and Sun, 2 pm
Meet at Welcome Kiosk

It's back! Our fabulous Fabergé collection is back and reinstalled in five new galleries along with our Russian decorative arts collection. Enjoy this tour of these new galleries!


Free, no registration required - Subject to Docent availability


Get to Know VMFA's Highlights

March, 2018 - June, 2018 

Tues, 3 pm, Thurs, 1 & 6 pm, Sat, 2 pm and Sun, 11 am 
Meet at Welcome Kiosk

First-time visitor?  Eager to learn about some star pieces in the collection?  Then this tour is for you!  Join one of our docents and enjoy some of the greatest treasures in VMFA's collection.

Free, no registration required - Subject to Docent availability