Ticket Schedule Through October 2024

Access to special exhibitions is included with all tickets.

From July 17–19, tickets will be discounted as access to some rooms in the Main House may be limited during the installation of the special exhibition Alan Michelson: Prophetstown, on view from July 20 to December 1, 2024. 

Additional tickets for November and December will be posted Fall 2024.

General Admission:

  • Wednesday–Sunday from 10am to 5pm Last entry 4pm 
  • Self-guided access to all three buildings and special exhibitions

Deep Dive of the Main House & Old Studio:

  • Wednesday–Saturday at 10am and 2pm
  • Includes self-guided access to all three buildings and special exhibitions before and after the tour

Women’s History of the Thomas Cole Site:

  • Sundays at 10am Beginning July 7
  • Includes self-guided access to all three buildings and special exhibitions before and after the tour

Black Labor & Legacy at the Historic Property:

  • Sundays at 2pm Beginning July 7
  • Includes self-guided access to all three buildings and special exhibitions before and after the tour

Staff Picks:

  • Thursdays & Sundays at 12 pm
  • Join our Museum Guides and Cole Fellows to discuss new research, the Site’s collections, behind-the-scenes of our special exhibitions, and more 
  • Included with General Admission tickets

More Information Coming Soon

Ticket Prices

June-September General Admission Prices:

$20 Adults 16+

$18 Seniors 62+, Students with student ID, and Military/Veterans with ID

$12 K-12 Teachers with teacher ID

Free Thomas Cole Site Members, Children 15 & under, Food Stamps (SNAP/EBT) cardholders, and Museum Employees with museum ID

June-September Guided Tour Prices:

$22 Adults 16+

$20 Seniors 62+, Students with student ID, and Military/Veterans with ID

$14 K-12 Teachers with teacher ID

Free Thomas Cole Site Members, Children 15 & under, Food Stamps (SNAP/EBT) cardholders, and Museum Employees with museum ID

October General Admission Prices:

$22 Adults 16+

$20 Seniors 62+, Students with student ID, and Military/Veterans with ID

$14 K-12 Teachers with teacher ID

Free Thomas Cole Site Members, Children 15 & under, Food Stamps (SNAP/EBT) cardholders, and Museum Employees with museum ID

October Guided Tour Prices:

$24 Adults 16+

$22 Seniors 62+, Students with student ID, and Military/Veterans with ID

$16 K-12 Teachers with teacher ID

Free Thomas Cole Site Members, Children 15 & under, Food Stamps (SNAP/EBT) cardholders, and Museum Employees with museum ID

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.

Before You Arrive

Watch

 

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

Read

Thomas Cole’s Story, which children and their families can flip through and enjoy together, was created to show kids that historic characters like Thomas Cole were real people with exciting stories to tell.

Explore

Virtually explore the 1815 Main House and 1839 Old Studio, where the artist Thomas Cole lived and worked from 1836 until his death in 1848. Also explore with the free web version of our site guide book.

Browse

Familiarize yourself with our online Collection Highlights, a selection from over six hundred objects and two research archives. Many collection items are on view throughout the Cole Site interiors, in historic rooms, as well as within the rotating exhibition Mind Upon Nature: Thomas Cole’s Creative Process.

Mask Policy

Face masks are optional in all interior spaces at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.

If you or a member of your household does not feel well, please stay home and reschedule your visit for another time. Do not visit the historic site if any of the following are true:

  • You or anyone in your group is experiencing any symptoms such as fever (100.0 or above) or chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, headache, muscle/body aches, runny nose/congestion, new loss of taste or smell, or nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • You or anyone in your group has had “close contact” with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19
  • You or anyone in your group has been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a doctor or local public health official.

Accessibility

The first floor of the Main House can be accessed by an elevator lift to bypass the 11 steps leading to the first-floor porch. Access to the second floor of the Main House requires negotiating two flights of stairs. The 1839 Old Studio, Visitor Center & Gift Shop, and New Studio are all wheelchair accessible. The parking lot is standard asphalt and includes a number of handicap spaces. The walking paths are loose gravel.

More information about Accessibility at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site can be found here.

We’re Here to Help

If you have questions about tickets and visiting the site, please email tickets@thomascole.org. You can also leave us a message at 518-943-7465 ext. 122 and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. For time-sensitive questions, please email us.

If you have any other questions, please email info@thomascole.org.

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