“Outdoor Explore Kits” Available Now

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

Outdoor Explore Kits are designed to enhance your visit to the grounds of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. Explore the scenic grounds and building exteriors of the artist’s home and learn about Thomas Cole’s influence on the cultural landscape with your custom kit of interpretive materials and activities.

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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General Touring Operations are paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Please see thomascole.org/events for digital content and outdoor experiences. 

Admission prices:

  • In the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons, tickets are $15 for General Admission
  • Admission is free for Thomas Cole Site members, visitors under the age of 16, and students with a valid student ID.

Click the calendar on this page to buy tickets. 

We strongly advise that visitors purchase guided tour tickets online in advance as tours do sell out.

For guided tours, please arrive at the Visitor Center at least 15 minutes before your tour starts.

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

Seasonal Activities

Visit the New Studio Special Exhibition

Our annual special exhibition is presented in the New Studio from May through 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 45 minute Guided Tour, visitors are invited to see the show before or after the tour.


What are Guided Tours?

Guided Tours are offered at select times only outlined in the schedule above. Led by professional Educators, tours start on the hour, last 45 minutes, and are limited to 12 visitors. Walk-in tickets are available on a first-come-first served basis. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Please arrive at least 10 minutes in advance.


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 professional Educators on hand to answer questions. Please arrive at least 45 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 by clicking on the calendar on this page. 

Tickets are for a specific date and time. 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. 

Click a date to buy tickets.

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