FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I see at The Hyde? What type of activities or programs does The Hyde offer?

The Hyde Collection is an historic house and museum complex with a renowned collection of European and American art, featuring Old Masters, distinguished nineteenth-century art, and Modern and Contemporary art. Open year-round, The Hyde presents changing exhibitions in its five galleries, as well as lectures, concerts, family activities, and school programming. Visit the Collections Overview page for more information on works in the collection, and visit the Exhibitions page to see what’s happening the galleries. The Hyde Collection is a member of the Museum Association of New York and accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Where is The Hyde? How can I get there? Is there parking?

The Hyde Collection can be found at 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls, New York. Visit the Directions page for directions and parking instructions. When in doubt, you can also contact us at 518.792.1761.

Is The Hyde kid-friendly? Is there anything for younger children to do at The Hyde?

A trip to The Hyde Collection is a family-friendly experience. When you arrive, ask to borrow one of our Family Kits, which include kid-oriented exploration tools as well as stimulating questions, discovery ideas, and other items to spark conversations about art. The Hyde also offers a Discovery Guide for use with young children, and of course, on specific days, The Hyde also offers art programs for children and families. Check the events calendar for schedule and details.

What can I bring into the Museum?

For the safety of the art and furniture, we restrict food, gum, and drinks from all areas except the foyer. For the same reason, large bags are also restricted to the foyer. Items such as diaper bags and back-packs can be stowed in our coat closet in the foyer area. Strollers are permitted in many areas of the Museum, but some of the rooms in historic Hyde House are smaller and can be challenging to maneuver safely with a stroller. You may also temporarily store your stroller in the coat closet. The Hyde’s temporary exhibition galleries are larger and can accommodate strollers very easily. (Note: We do not allow selfie sticks to be used in the Museum. This is a new policy many museums are adopting for the security and preservation of the artwork.)

How do I donate or become a member?

Thank you for your interest in membership and giving. Please visit the membership page for levels and benefits or the individual giving page for more information on how to give to The Hyde. If you’d like to donate online, click the donate button at the top of the screen. Thank you! As a nonprofit organization, The Hyde Collection’s programs are the direct result of the generosity of its members and donors.

Is The Hyde accessible?

Yes, with two exceptions in historic Hyde House – the guest bedroom downstairs and Mrs. Hyde’s bedroom. Wheelchairs can access 95 percent of the Museum. An elevator is available and restrooms can easily accommodate wheelchairs.

Does The Hyde Collection offer free days or special admission to its galleries?

The Hyde is always free to members, children 12 and under, students with ID, and active military and their families. In addition, Wednesdays are free for seniors and the Second Sunday of every month is free for everyone.

Is there a place to have lunch or buy snacks?

Although the Museum does not have an onsite café, The Hyde is located in downtown Glens Falls, where visitors can find a variety of coffeeshops and restaurants. Visit The Area for more information on what the greater Glens Falls area has to offer.

Does The Hyde rent the galleries, auditorium, or Hyde House courtyard for special events such as weddings and recitals? Who do I contact for more information?

Yes! The Hyde Collection is the perfect place for a wedding ceremony, a recital, a business retreat, or a reception. For more information on renting The Hyde’s auditorium, art studio, galleries, or even Hyde House courtyard, visit the Rentals page or contact Cheryl Martin, development associate, at 518.792.1761.

Are pets allowed?

Service animals are welcome in the Museum, but they must wear their service identification jacket or vest. During the hot summer months we discourage anyone from leaving a pet in a car. If on Museum grounds, please keep your pet on a leash.

Can I have objects appraised by the Museum?

The Museum does not provide written or oral appraisals. Our curatorial staff may be able to provide the names of appraisers in the area, but the Museum does not specifically endorse or suggest a preference for appraisers.