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Use of Grounds


The Grundy Museum and Library grounds are privately owned by The Grundy Foundation and made available to accommodate use by individuals and small groups.

You are welcome to enjoy the Riverfront Park and Rooftop Patio Garden for passive recreational activities during open hours and asked to respect these premises by observing posted signage and cooperating with staff. All commercial use of the grounds is prohibited. The Foundation reserves the right to close the premises without notice. Our buildings and grounds are tobacco-free and we thank you in advance for not smoking and/or using tobacco products while on the property. The park and patio are open during the following hours:

3rd Sunday in October to Friday before Memorial Day

Monday-Saturday, 8am to 4pm

Sunday - closed


Memorial Day Weekend to Historic Bristol Day (3rd Saturday in October)

Monday-Wednesday, 8am to 7pm

Thursday-Friday, 8am to 4pm

Saturday, 8am to 8:00pm

Sunday and holidays, 12pm to 8:00pm

Passive recreational activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Picnicking

  • Observing Nature

  • Reading

  • Walking

  • Photography

  • Plein Air Painting

  • Fishing (only at posted designated fishing area)


The Grundy Museum and Library grounds offer breathtaking views of the scenic Delaware River and Burlington Island and serve as an ideal backdrop for wedding, engagement, prom, family, and nature photographs.

Wedding and prom parties must receive prior approval from The Grundy Foundation.  

To apply, complete the appropriate Use of Grounds application found below:


We regret that the Museum, Library, and Foundation grounds are not available for wedding ceremonies or receptions. For an outdoor ceremony in historic Bristol Borough, contact the Borough of Bristol.


Plein Air (in the open air) painting is allowed during open hours. Please leave the grounds as you found them and respect the wishes of the gardeners and other guests. Set up on lawns only and allow adequate space for movement around you. Please stay with your equipment and use care in cleaning your equipment. Please take out what you bring in.




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