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Thomas Cole

was an artist who cared passionately about the American landscape and founded this country’s first major art movement, now known as the Hudson River School.

Visit Cole’s historic home and studios in the landscape that inspired it all.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW

Shi Guorui Exhibition

Beecher Lecture on “Course of Empire”

A Holiday Gathering

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Things to See and Do

Explore Thomas Cole’s home and studios, hike to one of the magnificent views that he painted, see exhibitions of American landscape painting, browse the gift shop, take in a lecture, or celebrate at one of our special events.  Learn about all there is to see and do here.

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Join a community of inspiring people who care about the American landscape and support this special place where American art was born.

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SEE RECENT PRESS ON THOMAS COLE

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Learn About the Catskills and Hudson Valley

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is situated between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, and is surrounded by cultural and scenic attractions in an area known for its history and its beauty.

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Cover slide show: Photos 1, 4 & 5 by Zio & Sons, Photo 2 by Devin Pickering, Photo 3 by Escape Brooklyn, Photo 6 © Peter Aaron/OTTO
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