Hours and Directions
Due to the volume of public and private events, drop-in visits to Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory are welcome, but available by appointment only.
Public event dates and times are listed on our calendar, and we are also available for school field trips or community tours with reservations. Before planning a visit, please call us at 615-373-4897 or contact us here.
Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory’s physical address is: 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027. Note WE ARE NOT ON THE VANDERBILT MAIN CAMPUS. For driving directions, please use the form below:
Oman Drive is 1/2 mile north of the Old Hickory Boulevard intersection with Granny White Pike in Brentwood.
If you are heading north from Old Hickory Boulevard, Oman Drive will be to your right across from the Richland Country Club golf course. Look for our blue sign on Granny White Pike and turn onto the road with the sandstone gate entry.
If you are heading south from Harding Place/ Battery Lane, you will pass Otter Creek Road and Granny White Market. Continue farther south on Granny White just past the Vocé entrance. Oman Drive will be on the left with a sandstone gate entry.
Follow Oman Drive to the very top of the hill, past the High Valley subdivision. At the top, you will see our gates.