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Museum Passes

Use your library card to borrow museum passes for 3 days! Reserve them ahead of time (845 246-4317 x4) and pick them up at the Information Room. **Available to Saugerties residents only.**

*Note that some passes have seasonal hours or require appointments.

Generously provided by the Friends of the Saugerties Public Library.

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Click the image to the right for additional museum pass options, available to Ulster County residents.

These passes are unrelated to the ones in our building and cannot be picked up here. Thanks to Ulster County Legislature, Ulster County Libraries, and Friends of Library Groups.

125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210

Phone: 518 463-4478

Museum pass grants access to:

2 adults and 2 children

The Institute’s museum and library holdings form the best collections in the United States documenting the life and culture of the Upper Hudson Valley region from the late seventeenth century to the present day. Although the Institute is famous for its significant Hudson River school paintings, the broad scope of its collections includes fine arts, furnishings, personal objects, documents, manuscripts, photographs, and personal papers used by people of all ages, social classes, economic conditions, and cultural groups.

1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY, 10524
Phone: 845-265-3638

Museum pass grants access to:

4 guests to Grounds [& House if open]

Built between 1804 and 1808, Boscobel was originally the dream house of wealthy Loyalists Elizabeth and States Dyckman. By the 1950s, after falling into disrepair, it was demolished. Preservationists saved as many architectural fragments as possible and reassembled them fifteen miles north, where the Neoclassical mansion was restored back to—and even beyond—its original grandeur.

In 1961, Boscobel opened as a nonprofit museum for all to experience and enjoy. Tour the house, the collection of historical furniture and paintings, and the gardens and grounds overlooking the Hudson River.

Empire Pass

Museum pass grants access to:

One vehicle

The Empire Pass admits one vehicle to NYS parks, recreation and historic preservation locations. 

Go to for a list of locations.

90 County Rte 42, Coxsackie, NY 12051

Phone: 518 731-6490

Museum pass grants access to:

2 adults and 2 children.

The Bronck Museum complex includes the eleven remaining structures that once comprised the Bronck family farm. The land was purchased from the local Mohican tribe in 1662 by Pieter Bronck and Helletje Jans. Pieter built the first dwelling on the farm in 1663. In 1738 Pieter's grandson Leendert built his house a few feet to the north of the 1663 dwelling. A New World Dutch Barn and a Kitchen Dependency were erected in the late eighteenth century. By the early 1800's the farm had become the single most valuable property in the county and additional barns and farm structures were built. The family maintained continuous ownership of the farm for 276 years passing it on, for eight generations. In 1939 the last family owner gave the eleven structures and surrounding acreage to the Greene County Historical Society to serve as the Society's headquarters museum.

117 Harry Howard Ave, Hudson, NY 12534

Phone: 518 822-1875

Museum pass grants access to:

2 adults and their 2 children

The FASNY Museum of Firefighting is home to  firefighting history in New York State. At the 51st State Firemen's Convention held in Hudson in 1923, a resolution signed by the Presidents and Secretaries of both the Volunteer Firemen's Association and the Exempt Firemen's Association of the City of New York said that if the State Association of the Firemen's Home would authorize the erection of a building for a museum, four fire engines, one built in England in 1725, a Gooseneck more than one hundred years old, a piano-style engine 63 years old and a double-deck engine, would all be donated as the first pieces.

4079 Albany Post Rd

Hyde Park, NY 12538

Phone: 1 800 FDR-VISIT or 845 486-7770

Museum pass grants access to:

1 family, does not include House

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is the first presidential library in the United States, built to hold the records of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States. Located on the grounds of Springwood, the Roosevelt family estate in Hyde Park, New York, the library was built under the President's personal direction in 1939-1940, and dedicated on June 30, 1941.

50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401

Phone: 845 338-0071

Museum pass grants access to:

4 people

The Hudson River Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries. Located on the historic Rondout waterfront, the Hudson River Maritime Museum was established in 1980 to collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and interpret a collection of historical artifacts related to the maritime heritage of the Hudson River and its tributaries. This is the only museum in New York State exclusively dedicated to this mission.

1040 Mass MoCA Way

North Adams, MA 01247

Phone: 413 662-2111

Museum pass grants access to:

2 adults and 2 children under 16

MASS MoCA is one of the world’s liveliest centers for making and enjoying today’s most evocative art. With vast galleries and a stunning collection of indoor and outdoor performing arts venues, MASS MoCA is able to embrace all forms of art: music, sculpture, dance, film, painting, photography, theater, and new, boundary-crossing works of art that defy easy classification. Much of the work we show in our light-filled spaces, on our technically sophisticated stages, and within our lovely network of late 19th-century courtyards is made here during extended fabrication and rehearsal residencies that bring hundreds of the world’s most brilliant and innovative artists to North Adams all year round.

Gardiner, High Falls, and New Paltz, NY

Phone: 845 255-0919

Museum pass grants access to:

1 person per pass. May borrow more than one pass. Ages 12 and under are free.

Mohonk Preserve is New York State's largest visitor- and member-supported nature preserve with 165,000 annual visitors and 8,000 protected acres of cliffs, forests, fields, ponds and streams. It is located on the Shawangunk Ridge, a section of the Appalachian Mountains, 90 miles north of New York City in Ulster County, New York. The Preserve maintains over 70 mi of carriage roads and 40 mi of trails for hiking, cycling, trail running, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. It is also a major destination for rock climbers, hosting 50,000 climbers each year who enjoy more than 1,000 climbing routes.

5720 NY-9G, Hudson, NY 12534

Phone: 518 828-1872

Museum pass grants access to:

2 adults. Free tour of Main House & Lands

Olana State Historic Site was the home of Frederic Edwin Church, one of the major figures in the Hudson River School of landscape painting. The centerpiece of Olana is an eclectic villa composed of many styles, difficult to categorize, which overlooks parkland and a working farm designed by the artist. The residence has a wide view of the Hudson River valley, the Catskill Mountains and the Taconic Range.

9 Norton Rd, Red Hook, NY 12571

Phone: 845 752-3200

Museum pass grants access to:

2 adults and 2 children

and 10% off at the gift shop

Cole Palen founded the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in 1958 with a handful of airplanes and a dream. He built it into a world-renowned destination as America’s first flying museum of antique aircraft. The Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum was established in 1993 to continue Cole’s legacy. It entertains and educates by preserving over 60 vintage aircraft, many antique automobiles and motorcycles, and related memorabilia in a classic small town airport setting.  The static display Museum is open from May through October.

356 George Sickle Rd, Saugerties, NY

Phone: 845 246-3400

Museum pass grants access to:

2 people plus immediate family

A visit to Opus 40 is a rich and fulfilling experience for adults and kids. Walking around the 6½-acre sculpture creates visual change as you move from area to area, around walls and terraces which curl around trees and embrace quarry springs, set against the majestic natural backdrop of Overlook Mountain.

State Historic Site

75 Mills Mansion Dr, Road #1

Staatsburg, NY 12580

Phone: 845 889-8851

Museum pass grants access to:

1 person per pass. Grants one one-hr tour. Ages 12 and under are free.

The Hudson Valley was the
location of many Gilded Age country estates as retreats from the bustle of New York City life. Staatsburgh was the country home of Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills, known as Mills Mansion. It was unique as it was also originally an ancestral Livingston family home. Enjoy a tour of this magnificent mansion and its original furnishings. You will hear how one of the leading hostesses of the Gilded Age entertained her guests, and just as importantly, you will learn
about the employees and servants who enabled this lavish lifestyle.

1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553

Phone: 845 534-3115

Museum pass grants access to:

2 adults and 4 family children

Widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the globe for fifty years. It is located only one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley, where its pristine 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.

218 Spring St, Catskill, NY 12414

Phone: 518 943-7465

Museum pass grants access to:

2 adults. 15 and under are free.

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site preserves and interprets the home and studios of Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School of painting, the nation's first art movement.

Cole's profound influence on America's cultural landscape inspires us to

engage broad audiences through innovative educational programs

that are relevant today.


Destroyer Escort Historical Museum

141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202

Phone: 518 431-1943

Museum pass grants access to:

2 adults and 2 children

During World War II, 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-boats on the North Atlantic protecting convoys of men and material. In the Pacific they stood in line to defend naval task forces from Japanese submarines and Kamikaze air attacks. Today, only one of these ships remains afloat in the United States, the USS SLATER. Moored on the Hudson River in Albany, New York, the USS SLATER has undergone an extensive restoration that has returned the ship to her former glory.

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