|The South Gate at Duke's Park, postcard circa 1905|
Before 1915 automobiles were permitted also, and access was liberally granted at all of the private roads through the property. In 1910 Duke decided to limit access to Tuesdays and Fridays, and he installed iron gates across all of the entrances.
|31 May 1910 Home News|
After a large group of autoists from Pennsylvania drove over the lawns and tore up the grounds in 1915, access was further limited to just one day per month.
|The South Gate at Duke Farms, 2017|
When Duke Farms reopened general access to the grounds in 2012 they went to a six-day a week schedule, Thursday through Tuesday. Today  the grounds are open Monday through Friday.