2013 HOUSE, STUDIO AND LANDSCAPE TOURS - NOW OFFERING MONDAY TOURS!
Tour season is May 3 through October 28. Public tours are offered of the main house, studio, and inner landscape on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 11am and 1:30pm. Tours are led by professional guides and are limited to 12 people. General admission: $15
Advance ticket purchase is required for all tours at Brown Paper Tickets. (If a tour is not sold out, tickets may be available for purchase at the Visitor/Guide House on a first-come first-serve basis, no guarantee).
NEW this season: Be inspired on an Extended Tour. Following a guided visit of Manitoga, remain on-site for two hours to sketch, photograph or write. Offered on select Saturdays, beginning at 1:30pm: June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28, and October 26, 2013.
Custom Tours for groups are available by appointment. These guided visits allow for a more focused experience of the architecture, landscape and/or collections at Manitoga. Please contact the Manitoga office for more information or to arrange your visit. Call 845-424-3812, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitors meet at the Manitoga Visitor/Guide House next to the parking lot located at 584 Route 9D in Garrison, NY.
Tours last approximately 90 minutes and are conducted rain or shine. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and dress appropriately. Visitors must be able to negotiate uneven ground and stone stairs. Please note that this is a moderate hike.
Tours begin with a 15-minute documentary that provides an overview of Russel and Mary Wrights’ early careers as pioneer designers and life-stylists for the home as well as Russel Wright’s vision for and creation of Manitoga. Visitors then follow the inner Quarry Pond path to the House and Studio. The landscape portion of the tour features views of the House and Studio, an ascending stone staircase, a field of mountain laurel, the moss room, a wood plank bridge over a 30 foot waterfall, and stepping stone path over the Quarry Pond.
Please note that pets are not permitted, and visitors are asked not to photograph on regularly scheduled tours (see Extended Tour offering for photography opportunities).
Visitors not on a ticketed tour may view the House and Studio from the view spot at the base of the Quarry Pond but are asked not to enter the Quarry Pond path, reserved for guided tours.