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.
Information on group visits can be found here.
Information on school group visits can be found here.