Day trip around NYC to Visit Storm King

The magic of the experience is worth getting out there as soon as you can

Storm King Art Center
Wed – Mon 10am–5:30pm
$23 per car or per person
April 7 - December 19

Storm King Art Center is an outdoor museum in the Hudson Valley, and the magic of the experience is worth getting out there as soon as you can. Roaming among large-scale sculptures under the open sky feels like the perfect answer to our strange times. Pack up a picnic, a blanket and spend a day in the hilly meadows of Storm King walking around eyes wild open and mended soul.

Good to know before you get there

Purchase your ticket in advance here!

Tickets on sale NOW for visits May 18 – June 27
– Tickets for visits May 18–30 will be available on April 27
– Tickets for visits June 1–13 will be available on May 11
– Tickets for visits June 15–27 will be available on May 25

If you go there by car, there is only limited parking, hence entries for the day. There is a long wait for cars to get in and run the risk to be turned away. They have an off site parking by the train station, with bus shuttles running both ways across every 10 minutes or so, in case. This parking is however more expensive then the regular entry and if you don’t care for riding the bus, the walk would be an hour to the art center. So even if this visit was a last minute turn off the highway, do purchase your tickets to Storm King in advance using your phone here

Consider a bike rental + ticket purchase

500 acres is a lot to cover. They have bike rentals there and I wish i would have known that prior. They are popular so thats my tip for you, get a Storm King bike rental + ticket in advance

2 Hours Bike Rental for Adult: $30 / $27 Members

Full day Bike Rental $75 / $67.50 Members

Bike Rentals are open. Advance reservations are not required. All bikes have a front basket and come with a printed map showing paths and racks. Please note: personal bikes are not permitted at Storm King.
First rental: 10AM. All bikes must be returned 30 minutes before the Art Center closes.

More information on bike, trike, kid trailer and stroller rentals here

Download the handy Storm King map to your phone

Storm King Art Center 2022 Season General Information

Open Wednesday – Monday (closed Tuesdays)
Member Mornings: Sundays 9am-10am

Directions to Storm King

1 Museum Road
New Windsor, NY 12553

Getting there by car

Per-vehicle pricing

Car (1 person) $23.00
Car (2 people) $46.00
Car (3 people) $65.00
Car (4 people) $80.00
Car (5 people) $95.00
Car (6 people) $110.00

There is no additional fee for parking. Children under 5 do not need to be counted in your total.

Getting to Beacon by train

Shuttle Service from Beacon Station
Saturdays & Sundays only. Visitors arriving via Metro-North can book a ticket package which includes round-trip shuttle transportation from Beacon Station and admission to Storm King. Click here for details and to reserve Beacon Shuttle tickets. Please note that Metro-North tickets must be purchased separately.

Round trip tours leaving from NYC

Source Adventures offers a Storm King Art Center day trip that includes admission to Storm King and round-trip transportation from Manhattan (Lower East Side or Hell’s Kitchen).

Pack up your picnic for the day and enjoy the less than 1.5 hour bus ride north along the Hudson. Upon arrival, take advantage of some free time to explore the grounds before meeting up at the Museum Hill where you picnic or purchase lunch at the Outdoor Cafe for a locally sourced menu of sandwiches, salads, snacks, and drinks (including beer & wine). Continue exploring on your own before boarding the bus for a prompt, 5:00pm return to the City!

1st Pickup: 10:00 AM at 85 Delancey St, Lower East Side (Delancey & Orchard St.)

2nd Pickup: 10:30 AM at West 45th & 11th Ave (Across from Gotham Market)

Trips depart most Saturdays May through August. Check Availability” for up to dates and availability. This tour has limited inventory and sells out far in advance!

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