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Chautauqua Facts & Figures

  • The Chautauqua Institution is located on a 750-acre campus in Western New York
  • There are approximately 900 residential homes on the Chautauqua grounds
  • There are a total of 1200 buildings, including homes, on the grounds
  • The Chautauqua Season runs for nine weeks every summer
  • Approximately 7,500 people are in residence on the grounds on any given day during the nine-week summer season
  • Over 8,000 students enroll annually in the Chautauqua Summer Schools
  • Chautauqua hosts approximately 150,000 visitors every summer
  • There are approximately 2,000 events every season
  • There are only 400 winter residents at Chautauqua
  • There are 110 year-round staff
  • The staff swells to 1,300 during the summer season
  • The Chautauqua Institution is a National Historic District
  • Nine U.S. Presidents have visited Chautauqua

    • Bill Clinton
    • Gerald R. Ford
    • James A. Garfield
    • Ulysses S. Grant
    • Rutherford B. Hayes
    • William McKinley
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    • Theodore Roosevelt
    • William Taft
Gate A view of the Main Gate
Chautauqua: An American Narrative
People Walking Chautauquans walking to a lecture
Chautauqua: An American Narrative
Porch Levels View of a Chautauqua house
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