Arrange a Group Visit

Group visits are welcome by advance appointment through November, Thursday – Tuesday. We offer two options for large groups: Self-Guided 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.

*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).

Self-Guided Group Visit
(Saturdays & Sundays, 10 am–5 pm)

*NOTE for 2022 Season: We are experiencing staff shortages, and some options may have limited availability. Please contact us to discuss how we can best welcome your group.

Groups of any size wishing to explore the Main House and Old Studio at their own pace may schedule a visit through November, Thursday – Tuesday, between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm. Knowledgeable museum guides are at the ready to welcome you into each space, and a Guide Book is available. A tailored introduction to the site upon your group’s arrival is available upon request.

Rates: Self-Guided Group Visit tickets are $18 per person (peak season pricing in October is $20 per person). Discounts (such as senior and student discounts) apply. Admission to the grounds is always free of charge.

 

Guided Tour Group Visit
(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays, 10 am–5 pm)

*NOTE for 2022 Season: We are experiencing staff shortages, and some options may have limited availability. Please contact us to discuss how we can best welcome your group.

Groups of more than 12 people may schedule a visit through November, Thursday – Tuesday, between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm. We offer two types of guided group tours: Regular Guided Tours and Custom Guided Tours:

Regular Guided Tour

Groups are guided through the Main House and Old Studio by knowledgeable museum guides.

Rates: Regular Group tour tickets are $18 per person for all visitors (peak season pricing in October is $20 per person). Admission to the grounds is always free of charge. 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 admission, such as the senior discount.

Custom Guided Tour

Custom Tours are led by senior staff members. Your tour may cover specific areas depending on the interests of your group. Such topics might include the historic interior decoration and furnishings; a focus on a particular 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. Available through November, Monday–Friday.

Custom Guided Tour Options & Pricing:

  • 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.

Booking

To make a reservation email us at education@thomascole.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

Bus Parking

We recommend that Buses park along Hudson Avenue, accessible from Spring Street.

 

rootArrange a Group Visit