Private tram tours

Private group tram-rides and tours are an option for groups that already have a contract for a facility rental, wedding ceremony, or photo permit at The Morton Arboretum.   Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance and are based on availability.  See Plan an event for more rental information or contact 630-725-2190.

Charm guests with a private tram tour of the Arboretum.
Charm guests with a private tram tour of the Arboretum.


Tram Tour/Photo Tram

$275 for 1 hour*
Make your event date even more special with a ride on The Acorn Express open air tram.  Narration is included on this tour or you may choose to play your own music. The entire tram is reserved for your group. Tour our beautiful grounds or shuttle your group to or from the East and West sides or other locations on the Arboretum grounds. The tram seats 48 people.
*Additional time can be prearranged at $125 per half hour.

Walking Tour

$175 (less than 50 people)

$275 (50+ people)
Enjoy a 60 minute narrated walk with our knowledgeable guides.  Tours vary in content and will highlight plant collections in our gardens and natural areas, seasonal blooms and horticultural and natural history.  Ask for a list of walking tour options.

Terms and Conditions

Group reservations and dates will be confirmed only after the Arboretum receives a $100 deposit. Your deposit is payable by cash, check, or credit card and Payable to: The Morton Arboretum. Deposits are refundable up to 24 hours prior to your visit.

Final Payments
Your balance is due in full, no later than one working day prior to your tour date.

Time Policy
Tour starting and ending times will be determined, in advance, according to your contract. Contracted tour length can not be guaranteed for late arrivals, and will only be extended based on docent availability.

Weather Policy
Dress for the weather! Tram rides will take place during light to moderate rainfall. Tours cancelled by The Morton Arboretum due to severe weather may be rescheduled based on availability. Deposits will not be refunded due to weather conditions.
For more information, contact the group tour staff at 630-719-5700 or