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Thomas Cole National Historic Site

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Thomas Cole National Historic Site a must see

The Thomas Cole National Site is a living memorial to a great artist as well as the dedicated... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Great tour

The house was interesting and the tour guide was great. She was so knowledgeable about the house... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Amy W
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Thomas Cole (1801-1848) founded the Hudson River School as one of America's premier landscape painters. Cedar Grove, his home in the historic Catskill region, was named a National Historic Site in 1999 and is open to the public today. Visitors can...more
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218 Spring St, Catskill, NY 12414-1027
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...,maybe I’ve toured too many old homes. Great view of the Catskills, and interesting story of his life, but.....

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Betsy J, Manager at Thomas Cole National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting. I'm so sorry that your visit was just average. We'd love to know if you have any suggestions that might have improved your experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Thomas Cole National Site is a living memorial to a great artist as well as the dedicated citizens who preserved the Cole home, remaining trees and open space and gardens. Our docent was excellent. The Cole paintings in the annex lent to the National...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2018

The house was interesting and the tour guide was great. She was so knowledgeable about the house and the artist.

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

If you enjoy Hudson River School, landscapes or history what great small museum. So glad we took time this place.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I was surprised how much we enjoyed the Thomas Cole House. We had a great tour guide named Deborah and we very much enjoyed the audio-visuals that accompanied the tour. The grounds are lovely and it was just a very special place where we learned...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018

The introductory video in the visitor center and another once in the house provide good context for the visit. The docent met us on the porch of the house and led us through the rooms. It's too bad that there aren't more of his family's...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We made the time to drive up north. This is a historic site for an artist who did not accumulate wealth but achieved great recognition for his talent. Not a big home. Typical farm house that he rented space in and fell in love with...More

Thank Mitchell F
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Our docent/guide, Maddie, was just delightful. To bad she is going off to grad school in the fall! Maddie was quite informative, giving us a concise history of Thomas Cole, the Hudson Art School he founded, and his life on the estate. The home is...More

2  Thank mrmatt
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Home of wonderful artist Thomas Cole, great views, great tour guide! Definitely worth a visit if you are in area.

1  Thank moongirl
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The website recommends buying tickets in advance, as the group tours are only for 12 people to a group. Online sales had closed when I checked the evening before, so we stopped in at 10:45 to buy tickets for the 11:00 tour. That day a...More

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CaliforniaLynn
6 July 2017|
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Response from Voyage718201 |
National Park pass holders get discounted admission. In 2017 the discount price is $12, which is $2 less than the regular price. This historic site is an affiliate of the National Park Service, but it is managed by an... More
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JSevera
31 May 2015|
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Response from Betsy J | Property representative |
Hi, yes, you should allow about 90 minutes for the visit to the Thomas Cole site. You can easily visit Olana in the same day because they are only about two miles apart.
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