Digital Audio Tours
The Olana Partnership has been working to expand the interpretation of Olana to include self-guided options in addition to staff guided tours. Currently, Olana has two downloadable tours visitors can choose from. The first downloadable tour, launched last year, is the Digital Historic Landscape Tour; it is designed to accompany you on your walk along the Ridge Road carriage road. New this season is Artist Brian Dewan curates Frederic Church’s Letters & 19th Century Ballads Tour. This tour can be listened to in any location but we recommend listening as you stroll any of the carriage roads designed by Frederic Church. While you walk you can contemplate Church’s life and words as well as the words of his family, contemporaries; and these are layered with songs from their era. Artist and musician Brian Dewan does a dramatic reading of significant letters in Olana’s collection.