Location and Hours

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Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art
Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323


The Wellin Museum staff continues to work regular hours and are available via email Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm. 


The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College is now open to college affiliates, by appointment only, with new health and safety protocols in place. The new policies are devised to protect staff and visitors, following the health and safety guidelines of the State of New York and the CDC, and in careful compliance with Hamilton College and its COVID-19 Task Force. 

For members of the Hamilton College community (primarily students, faculty, and staff) interested in scheduling an appointment, please email The Museum’s public reopening plans will continue to consider precautions for anyone in our community considered vulnerable and will be announced in greater detail as soon as possible.

In addition, please continue to check our website for operations and programming updates, and follow our social channels @wellinmuseum for news.


Hamilton is taking the steps necessary to bring the community back together safely and with as much as possible of the richness and breadth that distinguishes a residential liberal arts education. Inevitably, some limitations will have to be imposed to protect our students, faculty, and staff, and to comply with local and state guidelines.

The college’s objective is to reopen the campus on time with full enrollment, and they have developed a three-phased plan that gradually and cautiously begins to increase the number of employees on campus in anticipation of students’ arrival in August. Their planning considers modifications to instruction, the academic calendar, housing, dining, cleaning, social interaction, campus visits, and other activities.

For up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 response at Hamilton College, please visit


From the East or West

Those arriving by car from the New York City area, New England, or points west of Utica can best reach the college via the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90). After leaving the Thruway at Westmoreland (Exit 32), turn right after the tollbooth, and then turn left onto State Route 233 south. Drive 5.2 miles, passing through two traffic lights, until reaching a flashing red light at the intersection of 233 and College Hill Road. Turn right at this intersection and drive up the hill for 0.4 miles. The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art is located on College Hill Road on the right after the main crosswalk.

From the South

Those arriving from eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, or other points south should follow Interstate 81 through Binghamton, New York, to New York State Route 12 (Exit 6 off I-81). Follow Route 12 north for approximately 50 miles through the village of Sherburne and turn left onto Route 12-B. Follow Route 12-B north approximately 35 miles. About 3 miles north of the village of Deansboro, turn left onto State Route 233 to the flashing red light at the intersection with College Hill Road. Turn left at the intersection and drive up the hill for 0.4 miles. The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art is located on College Hill Road on the right after the main crosswalk.

Parking is located off College Hill Road, next to the museum behind Dunham Hall.

For more information on parking and wheelchair accessibility, please contact the museum at 315-859-4396.

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