Do all visitors have to wear a face-covering?
Although New York State has lifted the mask mandate, visitors are encouraged to wear face masks inside the Museum.
(Advance registration not required.)
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 Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, The Hyde presents changing exhibitions in its five galleries. 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.
Does The Hyde offer free days?
The Hyde is always free for members, children age 12 and under, students with ID, and active military and their families.
In addition, the Second Thursday of every month is free for everyone. View our hours and admission details for other information and our event calendar for upcoming events.
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.
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. Learn more about the accessibility of The Hyde.
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 call 518-792-1761, ext. 346.
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.
What guidelines are you following on reopening?
We are complying with the Center for Disease Control, Federal and State Government, Warren County Public Health and the American Alliance of Museums to follow mandatory and Good Practice Guidelines.
The Museum is open Thursday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm.
There is an entry fee:
- 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 12
- Veterans – FREE
- Active Duty Military & Family – FREE
- Essential workers – FREE for the month of August
The second Thursday of every month is free to the public, but everyone must register online. We are unable to accommodate walk-ins at this time.
I am disabled. Can I bring a helper?
Yes, you can bring a helper. If you have any questions about your visit please call 518-792-1761, ext. 350
Will there be hand sanitizer on-site?
We have hand sanitizer stations throughout the Museum, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Yes, the shop is open!
Is the Museum closed on holidays?
The Museum is closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Independence Day.