Open House FAQs

How do I register for the Yaddo House Tour?                                                                                
Admission is by advance purchase only. The 8:30 AM Early Bird Tour is $50. Cost for the later tours is $75.

Where is the Yaddo House Tour?                                                                                                                   
Yaddo, 312 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

What does the tour include?                                                                                                                  
The Yaddo Tour will include:

  • Mansion
  • West House
  • Barhyte Gravesite
  • Saratoga Studio

How many tour times will be offered?                                                                                                    
There will be four tour times offered: 8:30 A.M., 11 A.M., 1:30 P.M. and 4 P.M.

When should I arrive for my tour?
Please arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before your tour time to allow for the previous tour groups to depart.

How many people will be on each tour?                                                                                      
Up to 350 people on each of the four tour sessions. Each session is divided into 14 groups of 25 people.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 90 minutes.

How does the tour work?                                                                                                               
Tour guides will lead each group to the different stops where docents will provide more information. There will be one guide and assistant assigned per group.

Is special clothing or footwear required?
The tour will happen rain or shine. Please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to climb stairs and walk on varied terrain, inside and outside, including gravel paths.

What if I miss my tour time?
Please arrive at your reserved tour time. If you arrive late, we will do our best to accommodate, but may not be able to do so.

Are pets allowed?
We love pets but ask that they remain at home.

When was the last Hour Tour?
The last House Tour was in 2014.

Face coverings are optional. For the safety of all guests and volunteers, we ask that you please self-test for Covid prior to arrival.


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