Plan Your Visit
Storm King is a 500-acre outdoor sculpture museum,
we’re open rain or shine.
Please come prepared to spend the day walking and standing outdoors, check the weather forecast, and wear comfortable walking shoes. The Art Center’s grounds comprise varied terrain including rolling meadows, hills, wooded areas, paved paths, and gravel paths. Strollers and wheelchairs can utilize both the paved and gravel paths.
Mask policy: Mask use is encouraged inside any indoor spaces such as restrooms and elevators. Updated 4/6/22
BY CAR / RIDESHARE
1 Museum Rd
New Windsor, NY 12553
Directions via Google Maps >
Grand Central to Beacon
Shuttle available on Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays for transportation from Beacon to Storm King.
– Admission + Beacon shuttle tickets >
– Train tickets must be purchased separately via Metro-North
Penn Station to Salisbury Mills-Cornwall (SMC)
Shuttle available on Saturdays and Sundays during peak season for transportation from SMC to Storm King.
– Admission + SMC shuttle tickets >
– Train tickets must be purchased separately via NJ Transit
Port Authority Bus Terminal/Manhattan to Storm King Art Center
Coach USA offers a ticket package that includes Storm King admission and round-trip bus transportation from Manhattan.
– Admission + bus tickets (via Coach USA website) >
Digital Guide: Bloomberg Connects
Storm King’s Digital Guide on Bloomberg Connects features information about the collection and exhibitions, audio and video commentary by artists and Storm King staff, suggested walking routes, interactive activities for children and families, and more.
Use the app to help plan your visit and be ready for the deeper onsite experience when you arrive. Click here to download the free Bloomberg Connects app, or search for it in the App Store or Google Play. Learn More >
Dining and Outdoor Café
The Outdoor Café is open on all days the museum is open, serving a locally sourced menu from our partner Fresh Company. During peak weekends, enjoy two additional food and drink options.
Full menu of sandwiches, salads, chili, snacks, and drinks (including beer & wine). Seating available.
– Hours: Wednesday – Monday, 11AM – 4PM
– Location: Adjacent to North Parking lot
– View menu: PDF >
Weekends only through November 13. Offering a limited selection of sandwiches, drinks, snacks, and ice cream.
– Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11AM–4PM
– Location: Museum Building, Back Patio
Weekends only through November 13. Offering gourmet hot dogs, snacks, and drinks.
– Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 12PM–4PM
– Location: South Picnic Area/South Pavilion
– View menu: PDF >
All food service locations are credit card only. Members receive a 10% discount.
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, but personal helmets may be used for bike rentals.
First rental: 10AM
All bikes must be returned 30 minutes before the Art Center closes
View bike pricing for height and weight requirements.
– Two-wheeled bike
– Three-wheeled bike/adult trike
– Kids tag-along bike
– Kids trailer or stroller
Hourly (2-hour minimum) and full-day rentals available. Members receive 10% discount. View pricing (PDF) >
BIKE RENTAL POLICIES
– Helmets must be worn at all times when riding
– An adult (18 or older) must be present to rent bike and sign waiver
– Bikes are recommended for individuals 4’7” and taller
– Stay on paths indicated on the Bike Map
– Please do not ride or walk bikes on the grass
– All bikes and helmets are sanitized after each use with a Victory© Electrostatic Sprayer
– All rental sales are final. No refunds or reimbursements for early rental returns
To view or download Storm King’s bike map, please click here (PDF).
Museum Building: Galleries & Museum Store
The Museum Building, including the indoor galleries and Museum Store, are open during museum hours (10AM – 5:30PM).
Restrooms are located via a separate entrance behind the Museum Building. Select Museum Store merchandise and visitor sundries are available via the on-site vending machines. Shop our full collection of Storm King gear, books, housewares, activities for kids, and more in the Museum Store online. Members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.
No food or drink.
No tripods or selfie sticks.
No large bags or strollers.
Please place umbrellas in dedicated bins.
Do not lean or sit on the windowsills, stairs, or floor.
Conventional flush toilets with changing tables are located on Museum Hill behind the Museum Building. Porta Johns are located throughout Storm King. All facilities are marked on the map, which is distributed on-site and can also be downloaded here (PDF).
Due to increased cleaning frequency, restrooms may be temporarily inaccessible at certain times throughout the day and signage will indicate such.
Grounds and Accessibility
Terrain: Storm King’s grounds comprise varied terrain including rolling meadows, hills, wooded areas, paved paths, gravel paths, and mown lawn. The visitor map indicates paved and unpaved paths and steep areas (where slope exceeds that of a wheelchair-accessible ramp, or 12.5%).
Trams: Trams are available to help you get around the Art Center. Visitors may board or exit at any of the six designated stops. Trams are accessible to wheelchairs and electric mobility scooters. Tram service begins at stop 1 at 11:10AM and runs until 30 minutes before close. Please see the visitor map for route and schedule details.
Wheelchairs: Wheelchairs are available for use free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis and can be requested from a staff member on arrival. Visitors who use Storm King’s wheelchairs are requested to use the paved paths around the site.
Care Attendants: Admission is free for a caregiver accompanying a visitor with a disability. Please call ahead to reserve your tickets: 845-534-3115.
Service Animals: Storm King welcomes ADA Title III service animals. Storm King does not allow pets, emotional support animals, comfort animals, or therapy dogs.
Accessible Driving Tours – Fridays at 9AM: Storm King offers weekly driving tours for visitors with a disability or others who may need an alternative to walking the grounds. These tours lead visitors through Storm King in their own vehicles with a live tour offered by phone. Tickets and more information can be found on the online calendar.
Natural Hazards: Much of Storm King is open to the elements, is wooded, has running or sitting water, and is home to wild animals, reptiles, and insects. While Storm King’s staff engages in maintenance and landscape management, visitors must be aware of the natural surroundings, including fallen and falling limbs, insects, reptiles, wild animals, mud, water hazards, steep slopes, and loose and uneven surfaces. If you require first aid for bee stings, falls, etc., please contact a member of our Visitor Services Staff. Please respect the wildlife and ecology. Enjoy our long and native grass fields, but do enter these areas. Climbing trees, littering or disturbing the natural environment is not permitted.
If you have additional questions about ADA accessibility, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Visitor Policies
Sculpture Conservation: Help us preserve Storm King’s collection for future generations. Even natural oils of clean hands can damage the surfaces of sculptures. Please enjoy our long and native grass fields, but do not stand in these areas. Touching, walking on, or climbing on works of art is prohibited.
Service Animals: Storm King welcomes service animals as defined under ADA Title II and III. This is limited to dogs that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Emotional support animals, pets, or any other animals are not considered service animals under the ADA and therefore not permitted the property, and may not be left in your vehicles.
Personal Bikes: Storm King does not allow the use of personal bicycles, scooters, skateboards, or hover boards for reasons of liability and congestion on pathways.
Weather and Ticket Refunds: Storm King is an outdoor site and is open rain or shine. While we do not close for inclement weather, in the case of passing severe weather we may advise visitors to temporarily shelter in designated locations around the site. If there is extensive severe weather, such as a hurricane, we will close. In this case, ticket holders will receive an email with instruction for rescheduling their visit.
Groups: Group reservations are required for any group of 12 or more people arriving in a single vehicle, including oversized vehicles (vans, buses). All reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Please see the Tickets page for group types and rates.
No Smoking: Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, are not permitted on Storm King’s grounds.
Recreational Sports: Snowshoes, skis, kites, Frisbees®, balls, and other recreational items are not permitted and must be left in your car. Playing sports or jogging on the grounds is not allowed.
Photography and Drones: Storm King allows photography and recordings for personal, non-commercial, non-professional use only. Professional recording, recording for hire, and use of recordings for commercial use, including portfolios, of any element of Storm King’s site is prohibited without prior written approval. Recordings include photography and video. Please visit the Film & Photo Shoots page to submit a request. Use of drones or any aerial vehicles at Storm King is prohibited.
Picnicking: You are welcome to bring in food and use the designated picnic areas located adjacent to the North and South parking areas, picnicking on Museum Hill is not permitted. Please dispose of your trash and recyclables properly. Blankets are permitted on the lawn in both picnic areas, away from the sculptures. Please be respectful of other visitors and operations. Do not hold picnic tables, bring tents, furniture, cooking equipment, or play audible music.
Strollers: Strollers are allowed and most strollers are suitable for the gravel roads around the property. Due to the varied, sometimes hilly, terrain, heavy-duty strollers are encouraged. Strollers are not allowed in the Galleries of the Museum Building.
To view or download a map of Storm King’s grounds and sculpture locations, please click here (PDF).
For recommendations on visiting the Town of Cornwall and other areas near Storm King, please visit the Local Amenities page.