Where American Art Was Born
In 1825, America was still a new nation, just forming its own unique identity and traditions. Thomas Cole invented a new style of art, one that Americans could call their own. His landscape paintings launched the art movement known as the Hudson River School.
His groundbreaking achievements took place here in Catskill, New York -- in the "peaceful shades" of his beloved home, Cedar Grove.
See his Paintings
Thomas Cole's paintings are now in museums around the world, but you can sees nearly 150 of them together in an on line gallery.Read More
Be a Part of the Story
Thomas Cole National Historic Site hosts events and exhibitions. Take in a special lecture about the Hudson River School, or join a guided hike.Read More
Visit his home and studio
Thomas Cole's home and studio have been restored and were opened to the public as a museum in 2001.Read More
Did You Know?
... that Thomas Cole National Historic Site is located in the village of Catskill NY, about 2 hours drive north of the George Washington Bridge. The New York Thruway (Route I-87), Route 9W, and the Taconic State Parkway are close by. More...