Museum Hours & Admission

The Hyde will welcome visitors by appointment from 10 am to 5 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 18-20, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 26, Sunday, December 27; and on Saturday, January 2 and Sunday, January 3. The Museum will be closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Reservations should be made in advance.

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**Important Announcement for 2021**
The Hyde Collection will temporarily pause public visits to its galleries, exhibits, and historic home beginning Monday, January 4, 2021. It will open its doors to the public again on Saturday, May 1, 2021, with a blockbuster exhibition, The Very Best of The Hyde.

Appointment-Only Re-Opening Plan

The safety of our visitors and staff remain our number one priority.

Everyone at The Hyde Collection is thrilled to start welcoming visitors back to the Museum. Rest assured that we are following all of the guidelines and protocols from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York Forward, and Warren County. If you’re not feeling well, please delay your visit. (Please call our Admission Desk, 518-792-1761 ext. 350 to let them know you will not be able to make it in.) We ask that everyone take their temperature the day of your visit.

We can’t wait to see you at The Hyde!

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Planning Your Visit

Starting August 1, 2020 visits to The Hyde Collection will be by appointment only. Please book your visit on our website prior to arriving at the Museum, and arrive at least five minutes before your designated time. Guests will remain outside the museum doors until the front desk is clear of visitors, and are asked to put on a face mask before entering. Upon arrival, Museum guests will receive an easy-to-follow tour route, with arrows and designated viewing areas marked on the floor to avoid the clustering of groups. Hand sanitizers are located throughout the galleries, and disinfecting wipes are provided in the restrooms and elevator areas. Audio tours and a rules and regulations guide will be provided upon check-in. We do not need a printed ticket—just a confirmation number

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By the Numbers

  • 4: number of people allowed to sign up per time slot
  • 10: time in minutes of sign-up segments
  • 6: distance in feet that visitors are asked to keep between themselves and other guests
  • 60: length in minutes of an average visit to The Hyde under the new set-up
  • 26: number of hour-long time slots available in one day

Museum Store

We want to make everyone’s shopping experience is safe. We are equipped for “contactless” payment at the front desk. Although we do accept cash and checks, we strongly encourage visitors who plan to purchase items from our museum shop to bring a debit or credit card to limit the interaction between employee and guests.

In Case You Need to Cancel

  • REFUND POLICY: If you do not call to cancel appointment within 24 hours of your booking time, you will not receive a refund.
  • EXCHANGE POLICY: If you’re unable to make your scheduled appointment due to an illness or conflict, please call us within 24 hours so we can reschedule you for another time that would work better.
  • NO SHOW POLICY: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are limited on the number of people we can accommodate in a day. We do ask that you call the museum to let us know you’ll be unable to make it in to your scheduled appointment. Please contact our Admission Desk at 518-792-1761, ext. 350 to cancel your appointment. If you do not show up for your scheduled time and do not notify museum staff then you will forfeit any exchanges or refunds.



  • General – $12, adults over the age of 18
  • Senior – $10, anyone 60 years or older
  • Members –FREE
  • Students –FREE, college students must provide student ID
  • Children – FREE, under the age of 13
  • Veterans – FREE
  • Active Duty Military & Family – FREE
  • Essential workers – FREE for the month of August
  • The second Sunday of every month is free to the public, but everyone must register online. We are unable to accommodate walk-ins at this time.

MEMEBERSHIP ADMISSION: Must bring ID with them at time of check-in

Learn About Membership Benefits

    • Hyde Members – FREE, must have valid membership card
    • North American Reciprocal Program – FREE Membership affiliate, must have NARM sticker on card
    • Empire State Museum Reciprocal Program/ Employee Reciprocal Program- FREE – must be from participating museum. Employees of museums must bring a business card or staff ID.
    • Library Pass- FREE, Participating libraries have a membership pass with us that allows people to check out the membership pass from the library. This allows two FREE admissions.

New Hours of Operation

Now open Friday through Sunday

10am-12pm for seniors and high-risk individuals only

Closed between 12pm and 1pm daily for cleaning

1pm-5pm appointments are available to the general public

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Discounts & Specials

  • The Second Sunday of each month is FREE for everyone.
  • Wednesdays are FREE for Seniors (60+).
  • Visit Our Events Calendar for special FREE days, Pay What You Wish days, and Community Days throughout the year.
  • December only: The Hyde offers its Pay As You Wish program, with free admission in exchange for feedback on the Museum experience and, if visitors are able, a donation based on their visit. 
Events Calendar


Docent-led Tours

We are currently not hosting docent tours on-site.

Visitors with Disabilities

The entire complex is accessible by wheelchair with two exceptions: the guest bedroom downstairs and Mrs. Hyde’s bedroom upstairs.

Service animals are welcome in the Museum, but they must wear a service identification jacket or vest. Thank you.

Learn more about Accessibility Features at The Hyde