Due to the health threat of the COVID-19 virus, the Chautauqua Institution has suspended all in-person programming on the grounds for the 2020 season. The BTG is offering tour patrons who have already purchased tickets their choice of:

  • Refund
  • Roll ticket forward to July 15, 2021
  • Donate your ticket to BTG

Please forward your preference to for follow up. We will take action on your request upon a validation of your name/ticket number. If you have any questions, please contact Please refrain from sending credit card information in your email.

2021 Tour: The BTG House and Garden biennial Event offers docent lead tours inside quintessential Chautauqua properties. Additionally, a wide range of interesting private and public gardens will be on display offering both self-guided tours as well as master gardener talks scheduled throughout the day. Touring house interiors begins at Noon through 5 p.m., but, a house tour ticket allows access to the grounds all day from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. So arrive early and plan to spend the entire day exploring the grounds. Check for all the details. Quite a few more surprises are in store for patrons.

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