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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.

 

Are you staying overnight or longer?

CHQ 07312015 0276If you're planning a trip, you'll need to find accommodations, purchase gate and parking passes and choose what programming you'd like to attend.

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Planning a day trip?

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Are you coming for one event?

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Buy Tickets, Passes & Registrations

0711 ushers7 AJM masterTo enter the Institution grounds, a gate ticket is required for all visitors ages 13 to 90; a youth ticket is available for ages 12 to 25.

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Dining and Shopping

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

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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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Group Tours and Road Scholar

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Chautauqua on a Budget

DSC 6694Chautauqua on a Budget, formerly known as the 55+ Residential Week, is a weeklong dormitory accommodation special that is only available during Weeks Eight and Nine.

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Tour Chautauqua County

summer proseFor over 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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