Groups are welcome by advance appointment from May through October, Tuesday – Sunday. We offer two options for large groups: Explore at Your Own Pace Visits and Guided Tour Visits (each defined below). Please email us for more information and to book your tour as early as possible to secure your date of choice (booking information below).
*Groups of 12 or fewer people are welcome to visit the Main House during regular hours of operation without a group reservation. We recommend that you buy your tickets in advance using our online ticketing page, as tours do sell out. Groups of more than 12 people should make advance arrangements (see below).
Explore At Your Own Pace Group Visit
(Tues–Sun, 2 pm–5 pm) May through October
Groups of any size wishing to explore the Main House and Old Studio may schedule a self-guided visit from June through October, Tuesday – Sunday, between the hours of 2 pm and 5 pm. Professional museum educators are at the ready to welcome you into each space, and a complimentary guide book is available. A tailored introduction to the site upon your group’s arrival is available upon request. The special exhibition in the New Studio is always self-guided.
Rates: Explore at Your Own Pace Group Visit tickets are $15 per person. Admission to the grounds is always free of charge.
Guided Tour Group Visits
(Tues–Sun, 10 am–2 pm) June through October
Groups of up to 24 people may schedule a guided group visit from May through October, Tuesday – Sunday, between the hours of 10am and 2pm (If you group numbers 12 or less, you may simply purchase regular tour tickets online. If your group is larger than 24, we recommend booking an “Explore at Your Own Pace” visit, described above). We offer two guided group tour options: Regular Guided Tours and Custom Guided Tours:
Regular Guided Tour
Groups are guided through the Main House & Old Studio by knowledgeable museum educators.
Regular Guided Tour Rates:
- Guided Tour of Main House & Old Studio with an educator: $15 per person. When you reserve and visit as a group, we do not charge any additional fee for the educators and administrative staff that facilitate your group, so we do not offer discounted group admission.
Custom Guided Tour
Groups are guided through the Site by Members of Senior Staff
Custom Tours are led with senior staff members. Your tour may cover specific areas depending on the interests of your group. Such topics might include our Women of Cedar Grove tour which debuted in 2019; a focused look at the annual OPEN HOUSE: Contemporary Art in Conversation with Cole exhibition; or a behind the scenes look at the innovative Parlors installation. Availability of Custom Tours is limited, particularly during October, so please plan ahead. Custom tours are available from May–October, Tuesday–Friday.
Custom Guided Tour Options & Rates:
- Private tour of Main House & Old Studio with an educator. Introduction by senior staff member: $25 per person. $250 minimum.
- Private tour of Main House & Old Studio with an educator. Special exhibition introduction by senior staff member: $25 per person. $250 minimum.
- Private tour of Main House & Old Studio with a senior staff member: $45 per person. $450 minimum [for this option, we can accommodate up to 12 people].
- Private tour of Main House, Old Studio, & special exhibition by senior staff member: $55 per person. $500 minimum [for this option, we can accommodate up to 12 people].
Guided Group Tour Visits require a minimum of 2 hours on site. For the Main House portion, groups of more than 12 will be split up. Please note that there are several flights of stairs.
To make a reservation email Heather Paroubek at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please supply the following information:
- The type of group visit in which you are interested
- The number of people in your group
- The preferred date and time of your visit
- A short description of your group
Motor Coach Logistics
Motor coach parking is available in our parking lot (shared with Temple Israel), accessible from Spring Street. Please drive all the way into the lot and park in the upper portion, and turn off the engine.