Plan Your Visit to the Area
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is situated between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, and is surrounded by cultural and scenic attractions in an area known for its history and its beauty.
The following links are provided to assist you in planning your visit to the beautiful Hudson Valley and the Great Northern Catskills. See also our information on arranging a group visit. Enjoy!
Visiting the Village of Catskill
When Thomas Cole first traveled up the Hudson River in 1825, he fell in love with this picturesque village that is surrounded with water on three sides. Today, the peaceful and artsy Village of Catskill welcomes you with a well-preserved 19th-century Main Street with shops and galleries, river activities including fishing and boating, waterfront restaurants, and an Audubon nature preserve with Bald Eagles.
- Not sure where to begin? Download our Catskill map and suggested itinerary with valuable coupons too.
- Information about the Village of Catskill
- Architectural walking tour
- Current community events
The following sites are listed in approximate order of their distance from the Thomas Cole site.
Hudson River School Art Trail
Where to Stay
There are a variety of Bed & Breakfasts and small inns nearby. Here are several in order of their distance from the Thomas Cole site:
The Post Cottage: A charming shingle-style home built in 1917 with elegant rooms and gourmet breakfasts, this Bed & Breakfast is directly across the street from the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.
The Caleb Street's Inn: Built in 1785, the Inn is located on the historic Main Street of the Village of Catskill.
The official website for visiting Greene County, where the Thomas Cole Historic Site is located. This website includes a comprehensive listing of places to stay, places to eat, sights, activities and outdoor adventures.
Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
A user-friendly website with in-depth information about the historic, cultural and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley. You can see a list of recommended sights to visit, create your own itinerary, or request free maps and brochures about visiting the Hudson River Valley.