Digital Landscape Tour

Thank you for your interest in Olana’s Historic Landscape Tours!

Ridge Road, South Road + New Approach Road
Self-guided tour of 1.5 miles of carriage roads; approximately 1 hour

Learn about the history and ongoing historic restoration of Olana’s artist designed landscape. Imagine walking inside a Frederic Church painting. While you learn a myriad of facts you will be inspired on Church’s many carriage roads. This tour will take a little over one hour and requires walking about 1.5 miles on slightly graded gravel pleasure roads. The tour can be listened to anywhere, but to follow along with the geography, please start at the historic map at the bottom of the parking lot stairway. Have good walking shoes and perhaps a water bottle with you before your start the tour.

Also, please be conscious of your device volume and other hikers in your vicinity who might be enjoying the views. Headphones are encouraged when available.

PRICE  Free. (Accompanying map + brochure is available for purchase to accompany your tour during regular Museum Store Hours. Suggested donation of $5.)

Free guest WiFi is available at the Visitor Center.

To begin click here.

TOP wishes to thank local actors Leigh Strimbeck and Paul Ricciardi for their excellent dramatic readings. Many thanks to Wave Farm for making the audio recording possible and for Henri Scars Struck for donating his original score. This tour was written by TOP’s Landscape Curator, Mark Prezorski. Copyright TOP 2016.
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