Group Tours

Tour Hyde House or Exhibitions

Choose to tour Hyde House, the historic home of Museum founders Louis and Charlotte Hyde, one of our changing exhibitions, or both! Hyde House tours highlight the significant collection of European and American art displayed amongst Italian Renaissance and 18th-century French antique furnishings. Our trained docents make tours both interesting and informative. Tours are scheduled during museum hours with the last tour beginning at 2:30 pm.


Other things you will need to know:

  • Advanced reservations for groups or motor coach tours are required. A $50 deposit is required six weeks prior to visit. Balance due upon arrival.

  • The cost for group tours is $10 per person and requires a minimum of 10 people per group. Two complimentary tour admissions are provided for the driver and escort of motor coach tours. If you would like a studio activity included, the tour is $12.00 per person. (If less than 10 people arrive, you will still be charged for 10 people.)

  • Average tour time is one hour for Hyde House or a special exhibition, or 1.5 hours for two tours, but can be adapted to suit your time-frame. Leave time to visit the Museum grounds, including our Butterfly Garden, as well as The Museum Store.

  • Convenient bus parking

  • The Hyde Collection is a museum complex as well as an historic home and, because of this, two rooms are not accessible by wheelchair or walker.

  • Our security policy does not allow any large bags, backpacks, diaper bags, etc. into the Museum. We suggest you leave these items on the bus. Once inside at the Admission Desk, our security guard will be allowed visually check any smaller bags and purses.

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact curator of education Evi Fisher at 518-792-1761, ext. 327 or email at

Credit Image: Photographer Michael Fredericks