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Joslyn Castle Trust

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Joleen Smith-David
Main Address:
3902 Davenport Street
Omaha, NE 68131
Joslyn Castle
3902 Davenport Street
Omaha, NE 68131

What We Do

About Us
Joslyn Castle & Gardens is a unique cultural fixture in the Omaha landscape and an inclusive space that creates memories and experiences for the community.

The historic property serves as a physical reminder of the immense philanthropic legacies of its original residents, George and Sarah Joslyn. The Joslyns believed that, "the possession of great wealth is a great trust and obligation."

As stewards of their home and their legacies, the Joslyn Castle provides opportunities for our modern community to connect with our founders through historical, educational, and cultural programming for the community. Our programming calendar offers unique engagements with theatre, art, history, nature, music, architecture, literary arts, and more.

In addition to cultural programming, the Joslyn Castle offers regularly scheduled public tours, opportunities to rent the Castle for private and business events, and a free public green space in the heart of Midtown Omaha.

Want to help us to be a safe space for the community? See below how you can make an impact for Joslyn Castle & Gardens.

o $500 helps us maintain the upkeep of our historic property

o $200 supports programming to foster a love of timeless music

o $100 helps us keep our gardens robust with mulch, potting mix and fertilizer

o $75 helps supply our gardeners with the tools they need including rakes, clippers, water hoses, etc.

o $50 helps us plant flowers, shrubs and grass throughout our gardens

o $25 helps us protect our hands as we put in the work of weeding by supplying us with garden gloves

o $10 helps us keep our grounds free to the public

ANY AMOUNT you are able to give will be appreciated and welcomed

Want to support in a different way? Help us by donating gardening supplies and tools that will help our master gardener volunteers complete their work in making the gardens blossom anew.

Gardening - bags of mulch, potting mix, fertilizer, water hoses

Delivery Options:
Drop off: At the Castle offices Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Shipping Address: Joslyn Castle & Gardens 3902 Davenport Street, Omaha, NE 68131

Volunteer Opportunities
We encourage those interested in giving back or gardening to join our master gardeners with transitioning the Castle grounds into the beautiful gardens George and Sarah once admired and loved.

Every Tuesday and Thursday through November
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
You can sign up at anytime.

For inquiries, contact Sha Buchanan,

Interesting Info

In 2018, we hosted over 20,000 visitors from all over the world who enjoy historical, educational, and cultural programs and tours
Joslyn Castle is one of the finest examples of Scottish Baronial architecture in the United States
We are a public green space with over 5.5 acres in the heart of Midtown - bring a picnic and spend the afternoon on our beautiful grounds

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Volunteer Opportunities

Joslyn Castle Docent Tour Guide
Repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday 50 times.
Thursday, May 26th, 2022
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Joslyn Castle Gardener
Repeats every week on Tuesday and Thursday until Tue Nov 01 2022.
Thursday, May 26th, 2022
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