2020 Grounds Access Procedures

Beginning Monday, Oct. 26, ALL vehicle gates will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., no pass required. (Check-in at the Main Gate Auto Hut will be required during secure overnight hours. See below for details on expediting this process.)


New York State Travel Advisory ▸ In response to increased rates of COVID-19 transmission in certain states within the United States, New York State has issued a travel advisory for anyone returning from travel within states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19. If you have traveled from within one of the designated states with significant community spread, you must quarantine when you enter New York for 14 days. Click here for more information. All out-of-state travelers from designated states must complete the Traveler Health Form at that link, upon entering New York.

Grounds Access 2020–21: Fall, Winter and Spring

Beginning Monday, Oct. 26:

  • All drive-in gates will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, no passes required
  • During secure overnight hours (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.), all gates will close, except the Main Gate Auto Hut. Guests must check in with the Main Gate Auto Hut staff during these hours. For those accessing the grounds in the evening, self-scanning either of the following passes will expedite your experience:
    • Your Grounds Access Pass
    • A Property Owner Vehicle Registration Sticker

To arrange for your free Grounds Access Pass:

To arrange for a Property Owner Vehicle Registration Sticker:

  • Call or visit Chautauqua Police Department at 716-357-6225
  • Pick up a sticker request form at the Main Gate Auto Hut

Once your order has been placed, you'll have the choice to receive your items in the following ways:

  • Grounds Access Pass: Passes ordered in advance can be emailed to you as a PDF. Curbside delivery has been suspended temporarily.
  • Property Owner Vehicle Registration Sticker:  Can be mailed to you by the Ticket Office or picked up in person at the Chautauqua Police Department. Curbside delivery has been suspended temporarily.

**Online orders must be placed at least 1 business day in advance of pass start time. If placing an order within 1 business day of pass start, please call the Ticket Office at 716-357-6250.

Order Grounds Access Pass


Outside of our summer assembly season, visitors may drive their vehicles onto the grounds. Short-term parking is available in the area surrounding Bestor Plaza. Please remember when parking your vehicle, all roadways must remain passable at all times. Due to resumed construction activity, vehicle movement around the grounds should be kept to a minimum. 




Chautauqua offers eight Har-Tru tennis courts at the Turner Community Center recreation campus. Two courts are illuminated for night play. Private and group lessons, tournaments, clinics, junior development programs and special events are offered. During Chautauqua’s summer season, membership registrations will only take place at the tennis courts. A Grounds Access Pass is required for any guests using the tennis courts.



Honoring a golfing tradition since 1896 the Chautauqua Golf Club presents quality, professional service and the challenge of 36 championship holes. Both the Lake and the Hill Course have received four-star ratings from Golf Digest magazine. Club membership includes greens fees and use of the Learning Center — a complete teaching and practice facility.

Golf Learning Center


A complete teaching and practice facility with unlimited range balls. Learning Center membership may be purchased on its own, and is included with Chautauqua Golf Club membership.

Boat Mooring & Registration


Please call our operations office with any questions or concerns about Institution docks.