The 2017 general touring season has ended, but special WINTER TOURS are available on the first Sunday of the month from January through March on the same days as the Sunday Salon lectures

Winter Tour 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.

Please visit our events page for special programming from December through April that you might enjoy. Hope to see you soon!

During the general touring season, visit Thomas Cole’s home and studios, see the original film about his art, view one of our special exhibitions, enjoy the sweeping view of the Catskill Mountains, and take a short drive to other magnificent nearby places seen in Thomas Cole’s paintings. We are located in the beautiful Hudson Valley in the Village of Catskill, New York, right near the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.



The 2017 general touring season has ended. In season, join a guided tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. We strongly advise visitors to purchase tickets ahead of time as tours do sell out. Tours are offered on the hour Tues-Thurs: 10 am-4 pm, and Fri-Sun: 10 am-1 pm. For afternoons Fri-Sun, see “Explore at your own pace.” 



The 2017 general touring season has ended. In season, explore all the historic buildings and special exhibitions at your own pace.  We strongly advise visitors to purchase tickets ahead of time as tours do sell out. Guides are on hand to answer questions. Offered Fri, Sat & Sun, 2-5 pm. 

Winter Tour Tickets


The 2017 General Touring Season has ended.

Visit for special programming happening now.


218 Spring Street
Catskill, NY 12414


Take an Outdoor Adventure in Art and History

Visit the locations that are depicted in famous American landscape paintings. Whether you have just an hour or an entire week, you can experience what the art trail has to offer. Use the free Hudson River School Art Trail website or buy the Guide Book from our visitor center or online shop. 

Art Trail Website Art Trail Guide Book Guided Hikes

Group Visits

Bring your group to the historic home and studios of Thomas Cole. Special group rates are available. Please book your tour as early as possible to secure your date of choice.

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School Programs

Our school programs encourage exploration, making history come alive. Students examine data, gather information, and draw conclusions from their personal experiences.

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