Dive into Thomas Cole’s world by visiting his home and original studios surrounded by the landscape that inspired it all. 

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The grounds are open free of charge from dawn to dusk every day.


218 Spring Street
Catskill, NY 12414


Visit the Places that Thomas Cole Painted

The Hudson River School Art Trail connects you with the places in nature that Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School artists made famous in their 19th-century landscape paintings. Cole founded this nation’s first major art movement, now known as the Hudson River School, and advocated for the preservation of the American landscape as a national treasure.

Today, you can visit these magnificent views thanks to extensive preservation efforts.

Art Trail Website Art Trail Guide Book Suggested itineraries

Group Visits

Temporarily Paused: Bring your group to the historic home and studios of Thomas Cole. Please book your tour as early as possible to secure your date of choice.

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School Programs

Outdoor Explore Kits are free for school children and their families within the Greene and Columbia County public school systems. Kits are designed to enhance a student visit to the historic site grounds.

Explore Kit Reservations

Teachers and parents can find remote virtual learning lesson plans and activities on our website here and here.

Digital Teacher Resources

Temporarily Paused: Our school programs encourage exploration, making history come alive. Students examine primary sources, gather information, and draw conclusions from their personal experiences.

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Opening photo by Zio & Sons