Visit the Museum

Plan Your Visit

The Museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:30 am – 4:30 pm when Hartwick College is in session. For information on Museum hours: (607)431-4423, (607)431-4480 or email The Museum will be closed on the following days when the college is in recess: October 16, October 19, November 24-27.

The Museum welcomes members of the public who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All visitors must wear masks and must be prepared to provide proof of vaccination. In accordance with Hartwick College’s policy, unvaccinated visitors, including children, are not permitted at this time. We appreciate your cooperation.


Oneonta has many hidden gems, one of which is the Yager Museum of Art & Culture at Hartwick College. The Museum has five galleries, featuring permanent and temporary exhibits. As the only art and culture museum in the area, we strive to educate by drawing from our collections in the fine arts, Native American artifacts of the Upper Susquehanna region, and Southwestern pottery, baskets, and rugs, as well as by bringing to the area exhibits that address ongoing and difficult social concerns such as AIDS, eating disorders, and indigenous rights.

The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. when the College is in session and at other times by appointment.  Summer Hours will be posted in late May.   Admission is free.

Venue Access

The Museum is entirely located on the ground floor of Yager Hall. All galleries are wheelchair accessible. There are 3 accessible parking spaces directly across from the first floor entrance and there is a ramp to the sidewalk at the building entrance. Accessible bathrooms (women’s and men’s) are located directly across the hall from the Museum entrance. An elevator provides accessibility to the other floors of Yager Hall.

If you would like to make arrangements for a group visit to the Museum, please contact Quentin Lewis, Collections and Program Manager, at 607-431-4481.


John Christopher’s Cafe, located on the 4th floor of Yager Hall, serves coffee, pastries, breakfast sandwiches and light meals.  The cafe is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and is accessible from the Museum via elevator or stairs.

Directions To The Yager Museum

From I-88 West use exit 15 and turn right at the end of the ramp. If you are on I-88 East use exit 15 and turn left at the end of the ramp. Continue through the first traffic light, which crosses Main Street. At the next traffic light, turn left onto Center Street. At the end of Center Street yield right onto West Street and then make a left onto the first street, Clinton. Follow Clinton until you come to the first driveway (Cayuga Drive) on your right. Follow this driveway up and around and you will find the museum on the first floor of Yager Hall, which will be on your right. Several parking spaces reserved for visitors are adjacent to the Museum entrance; visitor parking passes may be obtained at the Museum’s reception desk.  On Google Maps, enter “Yager Museum, Oneonta NY” for the Museum’s exact location.