Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School of Art had his home Cedar Grove here in Catskill, NY. Beautiful home, wonderful views, small garden. had looked forward to this one in particular having been across the river to Olana (Frederick Church's wonderful house museum which is a marvel not to be missed. By comparison Cedar Grove is a big disappointment in that there were far more artists works exhibited than Thomas Cole's which is what we came for. The guide although well informed hurried us through telling us in no uncertain terms that we had to stay on schedule as another group would be following us. We were more interested in seeing Cole's work that hearing great detail of the furnishings. The house is well maintained but rather small. the tour is scheduled for 50 minutes. The gift shop although nice was rather pricey. The senior citizen entrance fee $9.00 We then drove on to see Clermont which is ten times nicer, and absolutely beautiful with a lot more history. Would more than just highly recommend that one. Also on the Hudson River. Elegant and brimming with history.
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