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Winter Tours

Sundays, Jan 7, Feb 4 & Mar 4 | 1:00 & 3:30 pm

Special Winter Tours are offered on the first Sunday of the month from January through March on the same days as the Sunday Salon lectures. Visitors will join a guided tour with a Cole Site Educator to explore the 1815 Main House where Thomas Cole lived and worked. The experience features the multimedia installation The Parlors and the exhibition Thomas Cole’s Creative Process which includes original works by the artist.

Tickets coming soon. Due to limited availability, tickets must be purchased in advance online.

  • Members | always FREE
  • Adult | $12
  • Seniors 62+/ Student with ID | $10
  • Kids under 16 | FREE

Visiting the Thomas Cole Site 

The 2017 general touring season has ended. In season, tours are offered on the hour, Tues-Thurs: 10am-4pm, and Fri-Sun: 10am-1pm. For afternoons Fri-Sun, the museum is open for “Explore at your own pace” from 2 to 5 pm. During busy times our tours can sell out. Reserve your ticket online by using the calendar on this page. Special exhibitions are included with all ticket purchases. Please note the below:

Plan to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your tour time. This will give you enough time to check in and watch the 15-minute original introductory film before your tour begins. In order to provide the best experience for everyone, we are not able to let visitors join a tour that is already in progress.

Tickets are for a specific date and time. If you need to make changes to your reservation, you may transfer to another available date and time using Eventbrite.com at least one day in advance. No changes or cancellations may be made on the day of your visit.

We strongly suggest that visitors purchase tickets in advance as tours do sell out.

Online tickets must be purchased at least one day in advance of your visit. Tickets may also be purchased in the Visitor Center when you arrive provided the tours are not sold out.

 

How to Explore the Site

Guided Tours

The 2017 general touring season has ended. In season, guided tours of the Main House and Cole’s Old Studio are available Tuesday through Sunday. Your tour ticket also includes admission to the New Studio and the special exhibition inside. Tours start on the hour, run about 50 minutes, and are limited to 12 guests at a time. Please arrive at least 20 minutes in advance of the guided tour you wish to attend. Our hours vary by season. From June to October, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, guided tours are offered on the hour starting at 10 am, and the last tour departs at 4 pm. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, tours are offered at 10, 11, 12 and 1 pm, and there is self-guided touring (explore at your own pace) from 2 to 5 pm.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October from 2 pm to 5 pm, the Main House, New Studio, special exhibitions, and Cole’s Old Studio may be explored at your own pace, with guides on hand to answer questions. For explore at your own pace, please note that the museum closes at 5 pm; therefore last admission will be at 4:30 pm.

For November, guided tours are offered Fri-Sun November 3-5,10-12, and 17-19 on the hour from 11 am to 3 pm. You may purchase tickets either in person or online.

Explore at Your Own Pace

The 2017 general touring season has ended. In season, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm, the Main House, New Studio, special exhibitions, and Cole’s Old Studio may be explored at your own pace, with guides on hand to answer questions.  Please note that the museum closes at 5 pm; therefore last admission will be at 4:30 pm. We recommend, however, that you allow at least one hour for your visit.

Admission & Tickets

The 2017 general touring season has ended. In season, guided tours and “explore at your own pace” both require a ticket, which may be purchased in person at the Visitor Center or in advance online. If in person, plan to purchase your guided tour ticket at least 20 minutes prior to the tour you wish to attend. We do not accept phone reservations. Admission to the grounds, visitor center, and gift shop is free of charge.

General Touring Season

  • Members | always FREE
  • Adult Tickets | $14
  • Senior 62+/Student with ID | $12
  • Kids under 16 | FREE

Tickets that are purchased online include a processing fee. Visitors under 16 years old are free but must be accompanied by a paying adult. Please see special pricing for school groups here.

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