Special Tours

Visit Manitoga, the House, Studio and Woodland Garden of pioneer industrial designer, Russel Wright (1904-1976). Tour Dragon Rock, Wright’s experimental home which he built onto the rock ledge of an abandoned quarry while masterfully orchestrating the surrounding landscape into a series of outdoor rooms of varying character and delight.


special tours

In addition to public House, Studio & Landscape Tours, Manitoga offers a number of other ways to visit. 


Offered June 30, July 28, Aug. 25 and Sep. 7, 5-7pm and on Oct. 13, 4-6pm. Enjoy a late afternoon tour of the House, Studio and Woodland Garden with a special viewing of INK: The Color of Manitoga. Then soak up the majestic late day sun with a glass of wine on Dragon Rock's terraces, overlooking the Quarry Pool. Led by Tom Krizmanic, AIA, LEED AP, Gensler and Manitoga Board Member. Times vary with the season. Purchase tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com.*


Visits to Manitoga can be arranged by appointment for times outside of posted public tours, Monday through Friday. Cost is $75 per person, minimum of 2 and maximum 8 participants. Call the Manitoga office at least 2 weeks in advance at 845-424-3812 to reserve. Private tours are subject to staff availability.


Special group tours offer a focused experience of the architecture, landscape and collections at Manitoga for a minimum of 12 people. Group tours begin at $30 per person and are available by appointment only. Please note that there are transportation guidelines. Call 845-424-3812 or email us.

Public Entrance: Manitoga, 584 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524. Visitors meet at the Manitoga Visitor/Guide House next to the parking lot.

All 2018 Tours feature: INK: The Color of Manitoga by Japanese artist Kazumi Tanaka
who who will create natural inks from plant specimens she collects in Manitoga's woodland garden. From the color inks, a series of paintings will evolve.

Tanaka will employ her technical skills as a woodworker and antique furniture restorer to create a visually compelling Lab within the main House west gallery. Visitors are invited into the Lab to experience the physical transformation from actual landscape to painting


Visitors  follow the upper Quarry Path to Dragon Rock. Along the way, the tour features stunning views of the House and Studio, an ascending stone staircase, a field of mountain laurel, and the exquisite moss room. Visitors approach Dragon Rock by crossing the majestic waterfall via a wood plank bridge. Interior spaces are defined by expanses of glass, innovative materials use, and seamless connections to outside terraces. The Tour concludes by following a stepping stone path over the Quarry Pool dam to the Visitor/Guide House.


Tours generally last 90 minutes and are conducted rain or shine. Please wear sensible walking shoes and dress for weather. Visitors must be able to negotiate uneven ground, several bridge crossings with no handrails and a series of 40 stone steps.  Please note that the landscape portion of the tour is a moderate hike.

Pets, backpacks, large bags, tripods, extension poles and selfie-sticks are not permitted.


* For Sunset Tours, please note that ticket purchases are non-refundable once sales close two hours before the tour is scheduled to begin. Refunds need to be requested directly from BrownPaperTickets.com at 1-800-838-3006. Please have your ticket numbers available. 

After close of sales, Manitoga can assist in rescheduling your Sunset Tour within the tour season of the calendar year. Our office number is 845-424-3812.