360 Explore

Go inside Thomas Cole’s home & studio

Virtually explore the 1815 Main House and 1839 Old Studio, where the artist Thomas Cole lived and worked from 1836 until his death in 1848. The buildings are part of the historic campus at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in the Village of Catskill, New York, which also includes the reconstructed 1846 New Studio, now a museum gallery.

Venture into the artist’s bedroom to spot his traveling trunk and linger in front of his painting easel in the studio. As you explore these historic spaces, notice the interiors, largely restored to Thomas Cole’s own vibrant designs, and imagine the bustling sounds of a busy household. According to US Censuses taken between 1820 and 1850, the average number of residents at the historic property was roughly 11. This would have included Thomas Cole, his wife Maria Thomson Cole, their four surviving children, Maria’s uncle that owned the majority of the property, Maria’s sisters, visitors, servants, and hired hands.

360 Explore is accompanied by a digital Explore Guide designed to support an Explore at Your Own Pace experience.

You may notice some newly restored interior designs peeking through one of the doors. More on this soon. 

Click the image below to use the explore guide booklet

Photo by Escape Brooklyn

Jennifer Greim360 Explore