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  • 218 Spring St
    Catskill, NY 12414
  • Dates of Operation: May- October, Tuesday -Sunday
  • Hours: 9:30am - 5pm
  • 518-943-7465

Thomas Cole National Historic Site

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is the former home of Hudson River School of Art founder, Thomas Cole. Located in the village of Catskill, the house, called Cedar Grove, and Cole's studio are open for tours, events and workshops throughout the year.

Tour Thomas Cole's House

Hudson River School painters captivated the world in the early-to-mid-1800s with their fierce desire to preserve America's wild places and raise awareness through art of the fragile balance between nature and civilization. Cole is known as the farther of America's first distinctive artistic style. Take a guided, 50-minute tour of Cole's house, studio, and grounds, and enjoy special exhibitions of Hudson River School paintings. Watch a short film about Thomas Cole's life, and the influence his and other Hudson River School painters had on conservation and the Catskills in the Visitors Center.

Hudson River Art Trail

The Hudson River Art Trail includes over 20 sites in New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Wyoming, showcasing the vistas captured by Hudson River School of Art painters.

The first stop on the art trail is the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. From Cedar Grove, guests are invited to explore 16 sites in the Hudson River Valley, from Kaaterskill Falls, the highest cascading waterfall in New York State, to the site of the former Catskill Mountain House, and the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Most of the trails offer easy-to-moderate hiking conditions, though some require skill and should only be attempted by experienced hikers. Special markers are located at key sites so visitors know which artist stopped to immortalize that site.

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Apr
30
2017
2017 Opening Day at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site
Join us for Opening Day of our 2017 season. The historic site is offering free admission from 11 am to 2 pm. This special event will include the opening the 2017 exhibition Sanford R. Gifford in the Catskills in Thomas Cole’s New Studio. Sanford R. Gifford was one of the leading...
11 am - 2 pm
Thomas Cole Historic Site
Catskill, NY
 

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The Kaaterskill Clove is a mountain ravine of picture-postcard beauty and preserved in history by some of America's greatest landscape artists. Dotted with forests, waterfalls and scenic vistas, the Clove is nationally recognized as one of New York State’s premier natural resources. The unique natural geological formation of the Kaaterskill Clove provides visitors from near and far with extensive opportunities for hiking, outdoor recreation activities, and cultural and heritage experiences.   

The Kaaterskill Clove Experience is part of the Catskill Mountain Heritage Trail, which extends from the Olana State Historic Site in Hudson (Columbia County) to the Woodchuck Lodge (the summer home of John Burroughs, America’s most prominent and adored naturalist-essaying) located in Roxbury (Delaware County). 

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