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Guided Tours of The Thomas Cole National Historic Site

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Just a short drive across the Hudson River is the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. Located in Catskill, NY, the site marks the birthplace of American art, where the Hudson River School of landscape painting began.

Guided Tours Of The Main House and Old Studio are taking place from January through April (2019). Explore the historic Main House and 1839 Old Studio with a museum educator. 

Visitors will join a guided tour with a Cole Site Educator to explore the 1815 Main House where Thomas Cole lived and worked. The experience features the multimedia installation The Parlors and the exhibition Thomas Cole’s Creative Process which includes original works by the artist.

Sunday, January 20, 2019: 1pm & 3:30pm
Each tour lasts approximately 50 minutes

Guided tour tickets are $12 for general admission and free for members.
Each tour is limited to twelve people. Members and non-members must reserve tour tickets online in advance.

Visit www.eventbrite.com for tickets.

218 Spring Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Tours begin on the front porch of the Main House


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Behind the Scenes Winter Tour at Thomas Cole House

https-%2f%2fcdn-evbuc-com%2fimages%2f26612284%2f3243390915%2f1%2foriginalWhile we are all eagerly looking forward to spring, there are still two more winter tours scheduled at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. These tours, give visitors a sneak preview into the behind-the-scenes installation of the Parlors Project, which integrates a meticulous historic restoration with interactive technology to bring to life the two main parlors of Thomas Cole’s home.

The project will reveal the only known interiors designed by Thomas Cole, the founder of the first American art movement, the Hudson River School of landscape painting. The interiors include recently discovered original decorative painted borders by Cole himself and reveal another facet of Cole’s artistic vision that was previously lost to history.


Sunday, March 12: 1:00pm & 3:30pm
Sunday, April 9: 1:00pm & 3:30pm

Thomas Cole National Historic Site
218 Spring Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Meet on the porch of the Main House.

General Admission: $10
Tickets are for a specific date and time. Changes must be made in advance. No changes or cancellations may be made on the day of your visit.
To purchase tickets online, Click Here and select the date/time you want to visit.

For more about the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, visit the site at thomascole.org.


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