Visiting Bard

  • An Idyllic Location

    Bard’s verdant campus, set amid woods and meadows on the east bank of the Hudson River, spans 540 acres. Bard’s verdant campus, set amid woods and meadows on the east bank of the Hudson River, spans 540 acres. MORE >>
  • Friendly Environs

    From dining out to taking active roles in civic affairs, Bard students partake of small-town life in neighboring villages and hamlets. From dining out to taking active roles in civic affairs, Bard students partake of small-town life in neighboring villages and hamlets.
  • To Everything There Is a Season

    Students experience all four seasons at Bard, from snowy winters to blazing autumns. Students experience all four seasons at Bard, from snowy winters to blazing autumns.
  • Culture on Campus

    There’s no dearth of cultural activities on campus—film screenings, art exhibitions, intimate jazz and pop concerts, and the great classical music and opera performances at the Fisher Center (pictured). There’s no dearth of cultural activities on campus—film screenings, art exhibitions, intimate jazz and pop concerts, and the great classical music and opera performances at the Fisher Center (pictured). MORE >>
  • Maps and Directions

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Contact Us


Bard College
PO Box 5000
(30 Campus Road)
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Phone: 845-758-6822
Phone: 800-BARDCOL
E-mail: admission@bard.edu

Visiting Bard

Whether you are coming to Bard for an evening of theater, a weeklong conference, or touring as a prospective student, our guide to visiting the main campus will help you find
your way.

Bard regularly offers public lectures, film screenings, and performances at several campus venues. The Fisher Center presents ongoing music, theater, and dance; you may also cheer the Raptors at our athletic facilities. The Hudson Valley's outdoor recreation, cultural activities, and historic sites complement any visit to campus. Come take in the beauty of our rural setting and get to know the College.

Campus Tours for Prospective Students

For prospective students, there is no better way to get a feel for life at the College than by scheduling a visit. Go to our admission pages for details on information sessions, guided tours, and virtual resources.

Maps and Directions

Use the information on this page to plan your trip to Bard by air, train, car, or taxi. Sample itineraries are provided for your convenience. Download area and campus maps as well as explore our interactive campus map.

Local Attractions

The Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce and the Red Hook Chamber of Commerce websites include additional information about local lodging, dining, shopping, and attractions.

Accommodations

The towns and villages near Bard have all sorts of hotels, motels, inns, and bed & breakfasts, many of which offer discounts for Bard visitors. Please mention BARD when making your reservations. 

Restaurants

Nearby Red Hook, Tivoli, and Rhinebeck boast a large selection of restaurants, from convenient and economical cafés to fine dining.