Opus 40

Opus 40, Saugerties: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Opus 40 Reviews: 4.5/5

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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beckyjean71
New England17 contributions
A sculpture you can walk on
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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Nathan
2 contributions
Crazy Cool!!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Super cool way to spend an hour. The creation of a mad man or a creative genius? Probably a bit of both. Biggest regret is that we didn’t do a tour. The map provided didn’t give me enough context.
Written August 16, 2021
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FlaviaFlav
Burlington, VT196 contributions
Wild creation
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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TechTraveller
Washington DC, DC266 contributions
Worth a fast stop
Jul 2021
The sculptor who created this open-air museum does interesting work. He took the site of an old quarry to display some of his interesting, abstract stone carvings. The site is rather small, with a hard-to-orient map of the pieces. Kids will enjoy being able to run and climb around the exposed natural stone.
For me, the best part of the museum was the display of old tools and household goods above the gift shop. A small painting gallery is in a room adjacent to the gift shop.
Overall, the facility is interesting, probably worth 30 minutes for the sculpture. The admissions are timed in two-hour blocks; don't worry you can easily see it all in a short time.
Written July 27, 2021
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rnovicki
Harleysville, PA111 contributions
Opus Oasis
Jun 2021 • Couples
Hubby and I (68 & 65) were on a road trip to New York, and stated in Woodstock - so this was convenient for us to go to. (first trip since pandemic hit). We ordered tickets online for a guided tour, but when we got there - it was canceled. But we could still walk around on our own. PLEASE wear sturdy shoes, and take your time, and water. It was hot when we were there, so we sat in the shade for awhile and gazed at the amazing clouds over this amazing work. Kept wondering what Henry Fite would think about as he did his land sculpture. Good to read up about Henry before you come.
Written July 9, 2021
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Islandtime11
Brooklyn, NY128 contributions
So unique!
Jul 2021
What an interesting place! What an amazing story! So glad we went. I never heard of Opus 40 before our 4th of July visit, but will be sure to spread the word.
Written July 7, 2021
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Andrea M
Shirley, NY6 contributions
Opus 40 is NOT a sculpture park at all.
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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NYCWorld
New York City, NY69 contributions
lovely
Jul 2021 • Family
beautiful grounds, it was drizzling a bit, which made the rocks very slippery. nice visit for leisurely walking and exploring for a couple of hours.the museum is tiny but very engaging. wish there were more than portapotties.
Written July 5, 2021
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kerrih442018
Selkirk, NY302 contributions
Views!
Jun 2021 • Friends
Views for days! It’s amazing to think one man and this vision and made it a reality. The hours spent to construct such an amazing place is unimaginable!
Written June 12, 2021
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E1447ILkellyp
Pittsburgh, PA310 contributions
Pleasant outdoor art
May 2021
This is quite an interesting sculpture park; a little history, a little art, and beautiful surroundings. I spent a pleasant morning walking through the quarry and the woods and resting by some of the pools. Very unique.
Written May 20, 2021
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Opus 40 is open:
  • Fri - Mon 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM