Challenge yourself. Discover a hidden talent. Share the memories. Inspire a new generation.
Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 visitors will stay at Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages — all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village.

The Chautauqua experience is based around one’s engagement in five program areas: arts, education, religion, recreation, and youth. While people visit Chautauqua Institution for all different lengths of stay — the most popular length of stay on the grounds is one week.

We are currently planning the 2021 Summer Assembly Season. Check back here or bookmark for the latest information.

2020 Grounds Access and Operations

DSC 0830A complimentary gate pass will be required to access the grounds during our 2020 season, whether for a day visit or an extended stay.

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Dining and Shopping

heirloom rp 08222014 0040View the dining options on the grounds, as well as the unique stores that complement Chautauqua Institution's offerings.

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Chautauqua Bookstore

Bookstore 052318 DM 18Your one stop shop for program related books, art supplies, an amazing array of gifts and cards and Chautauqua logo apparel and gifts.

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Maps & Directions

062214 Molly MB58 MasterChautauqua is basically a walking community with very narrow streets. The use of automobiles on the grounds is very restricted.

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2021 Season :: June 26–August 29

081919 WyntonMarsalis DM 06While the days ahead are rife with uncertainty, Chautauqua will convene in 2021 to wrestle with the critical issues of our time, considering ways in which we as individuals, families and communities have been tested and have responded, and how we move forward.

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Planning Your 2021 Stay

DSC 0830Finding accommodations should be your first priority when planning a visit to Chautauqua. Accommodations can fill up long before gate passes even go on sale in January.

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Group Tours and Road Scholar

DSC 0478Make your next group tour destination Chautauqua Institution located in western New York.

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Special Events and Festivals

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Tour Chautauqua County

20170816 gf 00733For more than 140 years, Chautauqua has been a destination for vacation learning, a place for personal growth, a place that engages the mind, body and spirit.

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