Ticket Schedule & Options through Jun 30 (scroll down for Jul-Nov)

Guided Tour Tickets

May & June
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

  • Guided Tours on the hour 10 am-4 pm
    • Includes a 45-minute guided tour of the Main House and Old Studio. Self-guided access to the New Studio exhibition is included with your guided tour ticket.
  • New Studio Exhibition Ticket 10 am-5 pm *Purchase tickets upon arrival in the Visitor Center, last entry at 4 pm
    • Self-guided access to only the New Studio exhibition. Tours of the Main House are not included with this ticket.

Prices

  • $18 Guided Tour – Adults Ages 16+
  • $16 Guided Tour – Seniors Ages 62+
  • $16 Guided Tour – Student Discount with student ID
  • $16 Guided Tour – Military/Veterans with ID
  • $16 New Studio Exhibition ticket – Adults Ages 16+ *Purchase tickets upon arrival in the Visitor Center*
  • $14 New Studio Exhibition ticket – Seniors Ages 62+ *Purchase tickets upon arrival in the Visitor Center*
  • $14 New Studio Exhibition ticket – Student Discount with student ID *Purchase tickets upon arrival in the Visitor Center*
  • $14 New Studio Exhibition ticket – Military/Veterans with ID *Purchase tickets upon arrival in the Visitor Center*
  • Free – Children Ages 15 & under
  • Free – Thomas Cole Site Members
  • Free – Food Stamps Recipients (SNAP/EBT Cardholders) with documentation
  • Free – Local School Groups, learn more at thomascole.org/schoolvisits

 

Advance registration is strongly recommended but not required. We cannot guarantee admission to those who do not sign up in advance. For questions, please email tickets@thomascole.org.

General Admission Ticket Schedule – Beginning July 1

General Admission Tickets

July
Thursday–Tuesday

  • General Admission Tickets only 10 am-5 pm Last entry at 4 pm
  • General Admission Tickets are discounted from July 11 to 14 due to limited access in the Main House during the exhibition installation with Marc Swanson.

Book a self-guided General Admission Ticket to explore all three historic buildings and the special exhibitions on view. This ticket includes access to Thomas Cole’s Studio: Memory and Inspiration and to MARC SWANSON: A Memorial to Ice at the Dead Deer Disco when it opens on Saturday, July 16.

Advance registration is strongly recommended but not required. We cannot guarantee admission to those who do not sign up in advance. For questions, please email tickets@thomascole.org.

General Admission Prices (July–Sep & Nov)

  • $18 – Adults Ages 16+
  • $16 – Seniors Ages 62+
  • $16 – Student Discount with student ID
  • $16 – Military/Veterans with ID
  • Free – Children Ages 15 & under
  • Free – Thomas Cole Site Members
  • Free – Food Stamps Recipients (SNAP/EBT Cardholders) with documentation
  • Free – Local School Groups, learn more at thomascole.org/schoolvisits

General Admission Peak Season Prices (Oct)

  • $20 – Adults Ages 16+
  • $18 – Seniors Ages 62+
  • $18 – Student Discount with student ID
  • $18 – Military/Veterans with ID
  • Free – Children Ages 15 & under
  • Free – Thomas Cole Site Members
  • Free – Food Stamps Recipients (SNAP/EBT Cardholders) with documentation
  • Free – Local School Groups, learn more at thomascole.org/schoolvisits

Private Tours

Private Indoor Guided Tours are available by advance appointment when the site is closed for the season

Group Visits

Information on group visits can be found here.

Information on school group visits can be found here. 

Programs & Exhibitions

Information on programs and events can be found here.

Before You Arrive

Watch

 

We recommend this short film as a first step for visitors planning a trip to the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.

Read

Thomas Cole’s Story, which children and their families can flip through and enjoy together, was created to show kids that historic characters like Thomas Cole were real people with exciting stories to tell.

Explore

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.

Browse

Familiarize yourself with our online Collection Highlights, a selection from over six hundred objects and two research archives. Many collection items are on view throughout the Cole Site interiors, in historic rooms, as well as within the rotating exhibition Mind Upon Nature: Thomas Cole’s Creative Process.

Covid Guidelines

All visitors must wear a mask when indoors regardless of vaccination status and maintain a distance of six feet from individuals who are not part of your household at all times while visiting the Thomas Cole Historic Site. If you or a member of your household does not feel well, please stay home and reschedule your visit for another time.

Do not visit the historic site if any of the following are true:

  • You or anyone in your group is experiencing any symptoms such as fever (100.0 or above) or chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, headache, muscle/body aches, runny nose/congestion, new loss of taste or smell, or nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • You or anyone in your group has had “close contact” with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19
  • You or anyone in your group has been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a doctor or local public health official.

Accessibility

The first floor of the Main House is wheelchair accessible by an elevator lift. The 1839 Old Studio, Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and New Studio are wheelchair accessible. Access to the second floor of the Main House requires negotiating a flight of stairs. The parking lot is standard asphalt and includes a number of handicap spaces. The walking paths are loose gravel.

More information about Accessibility at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site can be found here.

We’re Here to Help

If you have questions about tickets and visiting the site, please email tickets@thomascole.org. You can also leave us a message at 518-943-7465 ext. 102 and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. For time-sensitive questions, please email us.

If you have any other questions, please email info@thomascole.org.

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