Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in my admission ticket?

Your ticket gives you access to the Old Studio, Main House, and New Studio special exhibition when it is on view. The New Studio special exhibition is always self-guided. When the special exhibition in the New Studio is not on view, your ticket gives you access to the Main House and Old Studio.

How can I get into the Main House and Old Studio?

While the New Studio is always self-guided, the Main House and Old Studio are accessible in two ways, depending on the time of day. During morning hours, you may access these spaces by signing up for a Guided Tour. During afternoon hours, these spaces are self-guided. Click HERE. for schedule information.

When are the Grounds open?

The grounds are open every day from dawn until dusk, free of charge. As a carry-in/carry-out site, we ask that you take your trash with you.

Can I paint or draw on site?

Yes, artists are free to use the site from dawn to dusk but should not use the porch during open tour hours. We also ask that artists use paints on the lawn, and not on the historic structures such as the porch of the Main House.

Can I picnic on the grounds?

Yes, we encourage visitors to picnic and stretch out on the lawn. However, we have limited tables/seating for picnicking, so feel bring to bring a blanket! As a carry-in/carry-out site, we ask that you take your trash with you.

Are pets allowed on site?

Yes, providing they are leashed during open hours. However, they may not enter the buildings or go onto the porch of the Main House. Service animals are an exception.

Can I smoke on the premises?   

No, smoking is not allowed on anywhere on site. (This also includes e-cigarettes).

Are there cafes and restaurants nearby?

Yes, Main St. in Catskill is filled with nice places to eat and drink. View our recommendations HERE.

Does a National Park Pass give me free access to the site?

Because we are an affiliate of the National Park Service we can offer a discount equal to those of seniors and students but not free entry.

Are strollers allowed in the Main House?              

No; they can be stored temporarily beneath the porch of the Main House if needed. Strollers are allowed in the New Studio and Visitor’s Center.

Is the site handicapped accessible?       

Read more HERE.

Are large bags, or backpacks allowed in the Main House?   

No, we would prefer that large bags and strollers are not brought into the Main House, due to the small spaces.

I signed up for a Guided Tour. How early should I arrive?

Because the guided tour begins in a different building from where tickets are sold/picked up, we ask that you arrive early enough to park, pick up tickets, use restrooms as needed, and meet the tour at the designated location. The property is 2.5 acres. 15 minutes ahead of time is usually sufficient.

Jennifer GreimFrequently Asked Questions