Thomas Cole National Historic Site

218 Spring St.
Catskill, NY 12414- Map It
(518) 943-7465

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, and his original studio, which contains his easels and tools. 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.
Grounds and visitor center free. Tour $12; $10 (ages 62+ and students with ID); free (ages 0-15).
Hours: Grounds open daily dawn-dusk. Visitor center Tues.-Sun. 9:30-5. Guided tours require a minimum of 12 people. Tours are given on the hour Tues.-Thurs. 10-4, Fri.-Sun. 10-1, early May-early Nov., or by appointment. Self-guiding tours available Fri.-Sun. 2-5. Last admission for self-guiding tour 30 minutes before closing. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.