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2019 Schedule (Now-April)

Explore the historic Main House and 1839 Old Studio with a museum educator on a guided tour. The Main House includes The Parlors, technology-driven story telling installations, and Mind Upon Nature: Thomas Cole’s Creative Process, an exhibition featuring original works by Thomas Cole.

  • Guided tour tickets are $12 for general admission and free for members and visitors under the age of 16.
  • Please note that both members and non-members must reserve tour tickets online in advance.
Click the calendar on this page to reserve tickets. 

March

Guided Tours every Saturday and Sunday: This month we are offering a “Women of Cedar Grove” tour in addition to the regular tour.

  • 11 am – Women of Cedar Grove Tour
  • 12 pm – Regular Tour
  • 1 pm – Women of Cedar Grove Tour

April

Guided Tours every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm.

Members’ Preview Weekend – Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28
11 am-2 pm See the new exhibition Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek before the it opens to the public.

  • Additional regular tour at 3:30 pm on April 7th after the Sunday Salon
  • There will be no tours on Easter Sunday, April 21st.

2019 Schedule (May-October)

Explore the historic Main House, the 1839 Old Studio and reconstructed New Studio featuring the special exhibition Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek. 

  • Guided tour and Explore-at-Your-Own-Pace tickets are $14 for General Admission, $12 for Seniors, and free for members and visitors under the age of 16.
  • During our peak season in October, tickets are $16 for General Admission, $14 for Seniors and free for members and visitors under the age of 16.
  • We recommend reserving tickets in advance as they do sell out.
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May

Guided Tours every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm.

June-October

Open Tues-Sunday from 10 am-5 pm.

  • Guided Tours every day at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm.
  • Explore-at-Your-Own-Pace every day from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Please see thomascole.org/events for upcoming special events.

If you have any questions, please email info@thomascole.org or call 518.943.7465 Monday through Friday.

SEASONAL ACTIVITIES

Visit the New Studio Special Exhibition

Our annual 19th century special exhibition is presented in the New Studio from May to October. Entrance is included in the price of a Guided Tour or Explore-at-Your-Own-Pace ticket. As the New Studio is not part of the 50 minute Guided Tour, guests are invited to see the show before or after the tour.

Visit the Contemporary Special Exhibition

Our annual exhibition program OPEN HOUSE: Contemporary Art in Conversation with Cole is installed throughout the historic site from August to November each year. Entrance is included in the price of a Guided Tour or Explore at Your Own Pace ticket. The installation is part of the 50 minute Guided Tour.

What are Guided Tours?

Guided Tours are offered at select times only outlined in the schedule above. They start on the hour, run about 50 minutes, and are limited to 12 guests at a time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the tour you wish to attend. May through October, guests are invited to watch a short film on the Hudson River School in the Visitor Center prior to the start of the tour.

What is Explore-at-Your-Own-Pace?

Explore-at-Your-Own-Pace is offered at select times only outlined in the schedule above. It includes access to the entire campus: 1815 Main House, Cole’s 1839 Old Studio, Cole’s reconstructed 1846 New Studio, and all special exhibitions. These historic spaces may be explored at your own pace, with educators on hand to answer questions.  Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the museum closes, but we recommend that you allow at least one hour to fully enjoy your visit.

Reserving your Ticket

We recommend that visitors reserve guided tour tickets in advance on the calendar on this page. 

Tickets are for a specific date and time. For guided tours through April, online tickets must be purchased by 3 pm on Fridays. If you need to make changes to your reservation, you may transfer to another available date and time using Eventbrite.com at least seven days in advance. No changes or cancellations may be made on the day of your visit.

Group Information

Information on group visits can be found here.

Information on school group visits can be found here. 

Choose a date to see available tours and events.

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