Indoor Explore At Your Own Pace (General Admission)

Explore the site at your own pace with a self-guided visit. Education staff are nearby, ready to have conversations about each space, and to provide you with as much information as you would like. Bookings include an ‘Explore at Your Own Pace Guide‘ booklet.

Advance reservations are required to ensure that we adhere to capacity limits. Access to the Main House, Old Studio, New Studio, and the special exhibition Cross Pollination is included. The exhibition is on view in all of our buildings as well as the grounds. 

Tickets are released monthly.

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Art in the Garden

Explore the historic kitchen garden with new creative activities each month inspired by our connections and interactions with the natural world and our current special exhibition, Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church & Our Contemporary Moment. Workshops are from 10:00 – 11:30am on the first Saturday of every month from July through October.

Advance reservations are appreciated, but drop-ins are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The “Art in the Garden” workshops are led by 2022 Cole Fellow, Issy Bohling. Issy graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2020 with degrees in Art History and Psychology, and is working on education initiatives at the Thomas Cole Site and researching the history of land conservation both in New York and the United States.

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Group Visits

Information on group visits can be found here.

Information on school group visits can be found here. 

Programs & Exhibitions

Information on programs and events can be found here. 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions, please email

Meet Thomas Cole

We recommend this short film as a first step for visitors planning a trip to the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, New York.

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