AAA Editor Notes
Thomas Cole National Historic Site is at 218 Spring St. Thomas Cole is regarded as the father of American landscape painting; he founded the Hudson River school, which comprised artists inspired by the wilderness of the Hudson River Valley and New England.
A guided tour of the five-acre site includes Cole's 1815 Federal-style home, known as Cedar Grove; his original studio, which contains his easels and tools; and the New Studio, featuring rotating exhibits. Visitors can enjoy an expansive view of the Catskill Mountains from the house's porch. Programs, events, temporary art exhibitions and children's activities are available throughout the year.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 15 minutes minimum.