Plan Your Visit

Admission is free. The experience is priceless. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art explores the diversity and complexity of American creativity through our expansive collection and exciting exhibitions.

Museum Hours

Sunday noon–5 p.m.
Monday Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

We are closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Blue Star Museums

"BLUE STAR MUSEUMS presented by National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families |"

The Carter is honored to participate in the 2024 Blue Star Museums Program. Because admission is always free to the Carter's collection and special exhibitions, active military families will receive a complimentary American Collection catalogue (while supplies last) during their Museum visit between May 18 and Labor Day (September 2). To receive the gift, simply present your military ID to a Visitor Experience Associate at the Museum's Information Desk.

What’s On View?

Art can change your mood, change your mind, and transform an ordinary day into an extraordinary one.

Group of people on a tour at the Carter stand in front of a painting of a flower.

Museum Map

Download a map of the Museum in English or Spanish.

Directions & Parking

Free parking is available at the Museum's lot located on Camp Bowie Boulevard. Download a parking map for information on parking options in the Cultural District.

More information and a fee structure can be found on the City of Fort Worth's parking guide.

  • If you arrive by bike, please lock it up at the bike rack on the north side of the entrance, off Camp Bowie Blvd.

  • Free parking is available in the Museum's lot located on Camp Bowie Blvd. Accessible parking is available there and on the south side of the museum on Lancaster Avenue. Paid parking is available in the surface lots and Western Heritage Garage at the Will Rogers Memorial Center (see the Fort Worth Cultural District map for help locating these and additional parking locations).

    More information and a fee structure can be found on the City of Fort Worth's parking guide. On weekends, visitors may also park for no charge in the University of North Texas Health Science Center lot on the northwest corner of Clifton St. and Camp Bowie Blvd.

  • The Museum can be accessed from the Trinity Metro Bus. The Trinity Railway Express travels between Fort Worth and Dallas.

Map showing the location of the Carter in the triangle formed by Camp Bowie Blvd, W. Lancaster Ave., and Will Rogers Rd. W.

Things to Know

Keep Your Distance

Please keep a safe distance (12 in.) between you and the works of art. Even clean hands can harm an artwork’s surface.

Don't Feed the Art

Food and drinks are not allowed in the galleries. But you are welcome to enjoy food and refreshments on the plaza in front of the Carter.

Get a Set of Wheels

Wheelchairs and strollers are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Please stop by the Information Desk for assistance.

Lighten Your Load

Large bags, backpacks, umbrellas, tripods, and selfie sticks are not permitted in the galleries. All bags and purses brought into the Museum are subject to inspection. Bag and Coat Check are available free of charge. 

Snap and Share

You’re invited to take flash-free pictures of the Museum and most of the artworks. Please check for the no photography symbol at gallery entrances or on artwork labels. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #CarterArt! For more information, see our Video and Photography Policy.

Be Inspired

You can create art at the Carter, too! Sketchpads (14 x 17 in. or smaller), graphite, and colored pencils are welcome in the galleries. Easels, pens, and other art supplies are not allowed.

Get Connected

The Carter has free WiFi. Click on our network CarterConnect. No password needed.

Frightful Weather?

Check our website and social media accounts to see if the Museum is closed or has adjusted hours.

Put It Out

Tobacco use is not permitted in the Museum or on the Museum grounds; use of other nicotine delivery devices including pipes and e-cigarettes is also prohibited.