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Guided Tours of the Main House and Old Studio (Jan-Apr, 2019)

Explore the historic Main House and 1839 Old Studio with a museum educator. 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. Please note that both members and non-members must reserve tour tickets online in advance.

Click the calendar on this page to reserve tickets. 


Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tour:

Sunday, January 20 at 1 pm & 3:30 pm


Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tour:

Sunday, February 10 at 1 pm & 3:30 pm


Every Saturday and Sunday.

This month we are offering a “Women of Cedar Grove” tour in addition to our regular tour.

11 am – Women of Cedar Grove Tour

12 pm – Regular Tour

1 pm – Women of Cedar Grove Tour

*Additional regular tour at 3:30 pm on March 3rd after the Sunday Salon   


Every Saturday and Sunday 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm

*Additional regular tour at 3:30 pm on April 7th after the Sunday Salon

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.


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.

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.

 What are Guided Tours?

Guided Tours are offered at select times only (see calendar on right of page) and 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 (see calendar on this page) and includes the Main House, New Studio, special exhibitions, and Cole’s Old Studio. 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

Members and non-members must reserve guided tour tickets in advance on the calendar on this page. 

Tickets are for a specific date and time. 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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