Opus 40
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This sculpture park was intended to house the works of the designer, but the setting itself became the artist's masterwork. It is possible to visit by appointment on non-open days.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Mac R
    LaGrangeville, New York1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see!
    Our visit started as a spur of the moment side trip to kill sometime before going to Woodstock. However, it became the highlight! Simply spectacular. Stunningly beautiful. And to think this was the vision and work of one man!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Janice M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss Opus 40!
    We did an Airbnb in Accord. Absolutely gorgeous. Everything we wanted to do was no further than 25 minutes from us. On our to see list was Opus 40 Saugerties. This was my 3rd visit and each and every time I’m in awe of Mr Fite’s walking sculpture. The concept, the views even some venues that they have blow me away. I’m always surprised to hear how many people visit the Woodstock area and have never heard of this hidden gem.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Amy D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit Opus 40
    A not-to-be missed outdoor sculpture garden, a masterpiece. A short film describes the life of Harvey Fite, artist and professor. You can walk around the grounds to see his amazing works.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 30, 2023
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Andrea M
Shirley, NY7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Business
Opus 40 is NOT a sculpture park at all! To call it a sculpture park is very deceiving. It is a beautiful park! There are ponds. But there is no sculpture. The stones were moved around like the Mayans did and I do respect all of the time and effort the artist out into placing the stones. But still, sculpture it is not! Storm King is a sculpture park. Michelangelo’s David and Pieta are sculptures. I was very disappointed here.
Written July 5, 2021
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beckyjean71
New England28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I'd wanted to go to Opus 40 for many years, and finally managed to get there on a recent trip to the Hudson Valley. Now that I've been, I can say photos don't do it justice. It's beautiful and inspiring. If you enjoy art, or even if you enjoy landscaping, parks, rocks, handcrafted stuff, or weird/unusual stuff, you'll probably enjoy Opus 40. This 7-acre bluestone earthwork was created by one man, sculptor Harvey Fite, over the course of many years. He used ancient Mayan techniques (among others) to create Opus 40's curved and sloping walkways, terraces, and platforms, using local stone. Opus 40 sometimes gets billed as a "sculpture park," and there are some of Harvey Fite's sculptures there, but the truth is, the park itself is the sculpture.

Check the website for information about entry times & fees, and special events (movies, live music, etc.) that may be offered there. Be prepared to spend at least an hour walking around & exploring (you can even bring in food and picnic there). Guided tours are also available on weekends.
Written August 25, 2021
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Josephine C
New Windsor, NY10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Spent a lovely day on the grounds of Opus 40 amidst all the amazing art and sculptures by Harvey Fite. This is a one of a kind place. A great place to walk around and enjoy nature. I came early in the day while it was still cool and not crowded. I would not recommend bringing children because they would not appreciate it and will become bored.
Written September 12, 2022
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Kathy S
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We were fascinated with the determination and skill of Harvey Fite as he worked for 37 years to layer these blue stones in curving structures that fill over 6 acres in this park, which is now managed by a non-profit and open to the public. Park staff are availble to lead tours and answer questions for those who wish to stroll around the structures by themselves. The woman tending the gift shop and museum was also very knowledgeable.
Written November 17, 2021
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FlaviaFlav
Burlington, VT196 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This place is quite amazing when you consider it is the creation of one man with his own hands. It was so buggie the day I visited, I had to keep moving, and the chainlink fence is so very sad. (It's the product of a feud between the owners of Opus 40 and the owners of the adjacent house.)
Written July 31, 2021
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Sax_Doc
Westport, CT479 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Beautiful setting for this 6 acre work of art by one man, Harvey Fite, over 36 years, in an abandoned blue stone quarry. This outdoor sculpture garden is really about one huge work that is truly incredible. Wear sneakers or hiking shoes to best traverse the uneven surfaces. Don't miss the "museum" up the hill to see the tools Mr. Fite used to create this work.
Written October 24, 2021
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beachruler
Dutchess County, NY171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Had read about this unusual attraction & finally visited w/another couple. Many years of work in a former w/bluestone quarry to create "sculptures" from an amphitheater to an aqueduct for natural, ponds & pool. Includes artist's studio & barn.
Written July 5, 2022
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therese l
Cobleskill, NY861 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Depending on which person in our group you ask, this was either a 1 or a 5. Some were bored, others mildly appreciative, some in awe of the work. Definitely a unique visit, not for those with mobility challenges, and I personally would hesitate to take small children here. Great views and we got some terrific pictures.
Written July 24, 2023
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Cliffhanger433
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The people that work here are awful, there is no way to enjoy this with such nasty employees. I am frustrated that we paid money to be treated so awfully. Not only did this ruin a family day, I called the person in charge the next day to complain and her response was "oh well". Unreal!
Written August 21, 2022
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Krishna B
Timbuktu, Mali4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
rock formations were cool but thats about it. there is else to do after checking the rocks for about 30 minutes. Staff was unprofessional , we were asked twice if we bought tickets or just sneaked in, and all this after we paid $12 a person. I wouldn't recommend this place based on my experience.
Written September 2, 2023
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