Welcome to 577

577 is a nonprofit community arts and nature center situated on the former estate of our founder, Virginia Secor Stranahan. Open to all, 577 builds a creative, caring community through curiosity and lifelong learning. This enduring passion extends to all facets of 577— from ecological balance and environmental sustainability, to broadening minds, stimulating imagination and expanding horizons.

Plan Your Visit

Open Daily, 9am to 5pm
Open to all, no admission fee

Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop

The perfect place to unplug and explore thousands of gently-used books with selections for all ages and interests, a large selection of art supplies, and handmade pottery. New items are added to the shelves every day, and 577 staff is available to answer any questions on items available, upcoming classes, and more. The Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop is open Monday ~ Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Closed on Sundays. 

& Special Events

Connect. Discover. Share.
Be a part of 577.

The legacy of Virginia Secor Stranahan, 577 nurtures innovation, evolution and growth while respecting established, time-honored practices and techniques. Most importantly, 577 is about spreading joy and having fun!

Reservations at 577

Meeting Reservations, Field Trips & Tours, and Photography

More to Explore ~ Stories, News, & Resources

National Pollinator Week

National Pollinator Week

National Pollinator Week takes place in June and is one full week of the year that commemorates and appreciates the work of these pollinator friends. But, more importantly, what can we do as individuals and as a community to help pollinators beyond this special week?

Pollinator Gardens: Beyond Blooms

Pollinator Gardens: Beyond Blooms

In this edition of “Around the Grounds with Bennett,” discover the vital role of often-overlooked larval host plants and sustainable gardening practices in creating thriving pollinator habitats.


Get Involved


Join us for Music in the Gardens on Saturday, August 10, from 11am to 3pm. Events are free, family-friendly, and rain or shine.