A weekly tour of Haystack’s campus is offered throughout the summer on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm and lasts approximately one hour. Visitors, potential students, family and friends are welcome to join this guided tour of the school. Nearly 500 visitors take part in these tours annually. Tour admission is $5.00/person.

The first tour of the summer season is offered the first week in June, when the core programs begin, and the last is offered during the week of the last session, which is the first week of September. There are no public tours September through May.

Other than the Wednesday tours, studios are closed to visitors. People who visit on non-tour days may walk down the central stairs as well as visit the school store. Events that are held as part of Haystack’s Summer Evening Program Series, are held in the school’s Gateway Auditorium (unless otherwise noted), and are free and open to the public. Please join us for these summer events when you are “on island.”

Visiting Haystack off-season and on non-tour days:

When visiting Haystack, please check in at the office once you arrive at the main deck. You may also pick up materials about the school and events, add your name to our mailing list, and ask questions.

Visitors who come off-season or during non-tour days may walk from Gateway Auditorium, which is located at the entrance to the campus, down to the main deck and central staircase, which leads to the flag deck. There you will be treated to a spectacular view of Jericho Bay and Islands beyond. Visitors may also walk into the dining hall. The Haystack Store may be open during your visit. If it closed, you may inquire about store hours at the main office. Please note that the rest of the campus, the trails, and shore are off limits to visitors. Please respect this.

Students come to Haystack to work in a contemplative environment with no interruptions; therefore, the studios are closed to visitors. Even wandering past the studio doors, or peering in the windows can be very distracting.

During the summer there are guided, public tours of the studios every Wednesday at 1 pm. The school also presents evening programs throughout the summer. These are free and open to the public.

There is no artwork for sale on campus.

All dogs must be leashed while on the campus.

We hope that you enjoy your visit.

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