Tours of Tanglewood

Tours of Tanglewood
Phone: 413-637-5393

Tours are from July 6 - August 25.

Schedule is subject to change. Please email, or call 413-637-5393 to confirm specific dates and times.

The Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers offers free walking tours of the Tanglewood campus. The tours last approximately one hour and include visits to the Koussevitzky Music Shed, Ozawa Hall, the Linde Center for Music and Learning, the Visitors Center history rooms, and more.

Experienced volunteer guides discuss the historical background of Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Tanglewood Music Center. Reservations are not required. Tours begin at the Visitor Center at the Tanglewood Manor House. From July 6 - August 25, free public walk-up tours take place when the grounds are open each Tuesday at 1:30pm, Wednesday at 10:30am, Saturday at 1:30pm, and Sunday at 12:30pm (Sunday tours open to ticket-holders only). Schedule subject to change. In the event of inclement weather, tours will meet informally under cover. 

For the Wednesday, 10:30am walk-up tour, we offer an Assisted Tour of Tanglewood.  For these tours, there will be a golf cart available for anyone who might have issues walking for the tour. No reservation required.  This tour will start and end at the Main Gate.

Tours begin at the Visitors Center at the Tanglewood Manor House. In the event of inclement weather, tours will meet informally under cover. Private group tours for a minimum of 25 people may be arranged (at least two weeks in advance) for a fee. For more information, call the Office of Volunteer Services at 413-637-5393 or email

The Tanglewood Tours Program is supported by a generous gift from Nancy and Richard Lubin and Family.