The W.H. Stark House Carriage House is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Guided Tours of the Stark House occur regularly Tuesday – Saturday, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The last tour starts at 4:00 p.m.
All Guided Tours are led by Guide staff. Groups of 7 or more should make a Tour reservation at least 2 weeks in advance. Walk-in Tours of groups less than 7 are welcome during regular operating hours (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.), however, we suggest calling 409.883.0871 in advance to confirm tour availability and schedule a time.
Closed Sunday and Monday, New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day. NOTE: Beginning in 2017, all Stark Cultural Venues properties, including the House, will be closed the last week of December and re-open after the New Year’s Day holiday.


Free Admission for Stark Cultural Venues Members (click here to learn more about membership)
  • Adults  (age: 18-64)   $6.00
  • Senior (age: 65 and up)  $5.00
  • Student  (w/current I.D.)  $5.00
  • Youth (age: 10 to 17)  $5.00
  • Child (age: 6 to 9)  $2.00*
*Admission is limited to individuals 6 years and older. Children are welcome to tour the House, however children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Stairs are an essential part of the tour. All Tours start in the Carriage House at 610 W. Main Avenue, adjacent to The W.H. Stark House. Parking is available in the Lutcher Theater parking lot.
Please note: Bags, purses, and backpacks of all sizes must be checked into one of the lockers provided in the Carriage House prior to starting a Tour.
In addition to visiting the Stark House, visitors are encouraged to visit the Stark Museum of Art, a sister program of the Stark House, as part of their visit to downtown Orange.
Members enjoy free, unlimited general admission, discounts, and special members-only events. Become a member today!
The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation honors active duty military and their families by providing free admission to them at The W.H. Stark House and its partners, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center and the Stark Museum of Art, throughout the year. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, The W.H. Stark House and its partners participate in the Blue Star Program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families.
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