Bring us your groups and we’ll show them rural America!

BEHOLD! New Lebanon is a unique “museum-without-walls” that offers local tour packages for incoming groups visiting beautiful Columbia County and the Hudson River Valley regions in upstate New York.

Your group will travel to homes, barns, fields and forests of our residents in and around New Lebanon, NY to experience and learn about organic farming, jam-making, foraging, bird languages, sheep herding, arts and crafts, auto repair, auctions, homesteading and more.

We provide:

  • Pre-packaged and customized tours for groups of 10 or more.
  • Knowledgeable step-on guides who will provide insights into the cultural heritage of the area and make sure everything runs smoothly.
  • Exclusive access to many venues not open to the general public.

Contact us today by phone at (518) 794-6680 or by email at

A first-of-its-kind living museum, BEHOLD! New Lebanon invites you to step into contemporary rural America. Forty of the residents of this small Hudson Valley town welcome group visitors into their homes, barns, forests and fields to teach them about life in their exceptional community. Visitors can engage in a variety of immersive, behind-the-scenes experiences to learn about their members’ unique areas of expertise: animal training, organic farming, auction houses, working with gemstones, auto racing, food preservation, historic restoration, sausage making, animal rescue, homesteading, foraging, hops growing and birding; and more. Or, enjoy a Shaker Museum tour, farm-to-table meal with a Sufi community, or meet members of the Quaker intentional living community. Choose your group adventure for an insider view of rural American life today, with a scheduled program or build a custom experience patterned after your own interests.