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.


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. 


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