Olana: the 250-acre integrated environment of famed Hudson River School Painter Frederic Edwin Church: Art, Architecture, Landscape, Farm and Views
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THINGS TO DO
AT OLANA

Discover Church's pathways and views – explore the historic carriage drives.

Let a Hudson Valley sunset take your breath away.

Take a guided tour of the Churches' Persian-inspired home.

Picnic under the venerable oak trees.

Look for frogs, turtles and fish in the pond.

Borrow an "Olana on the Move" backpack from the Wagon House.

Find your muse – take an art class.

Watch a storm roll in from the Catskills.

Get up close to great art – visit the Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery.

Bring Olana home – the Museum Store has treasures galore.

Stop and smell the flowers in the Churches' restored garden.

Find some quiet space – read a book, sketch, write, or just watch the clouds drift.

Fly a kite on the Sienghenburgh (the long hill with a great view).

Whether they're green, yellow, orange or red – leaf peep.

Get yourself and your dog dog-tired on 5 miles of carriage roads.

Watch the birds.

Stop by the Wagon House for pencils and paper, then sketch in the landscape.

Take gorgeous photographs and post them on our Flikr site.  

 

 

VISIT: The House

The House

Visitors touring the majestic home of Frederic Church will be led on a trip through time, seeing a remarkably preserved home, complete with much of the original furniture. World-class paintings from Church's personal collection grace the walls of this beautiful mansion.

Visitors will learn the story of Church's life, and how he came to build this wonderful mansion... Learn More »

VISIT: Planning Your Day

Planning Your Day

Hours, and Fees
Olana offers programs and tours throughout the year... Learn More »

Directions
Getting to Olana State Historic Site is easy. Learn More »

Area Attractions
In the heart of the Hudson Valley there is no shortage of things to see and do. Learn More »

 

VISIT: The Designed Landscape

The Designed Landscape

Olana's landscape was created over forty years of Frederic Church's life and many consider it his greatest work. Over 250 acres of an artist designed landscape that can be experienced by walking over five miles of carriage trails that bisect the property. Walks around the landscape... Learn More »

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VISIT: Activities at Olana

Activities at Olana

Activity Calendar
There's always something going on, with special programs for families and kids... Learn More »

Exhibitions
Current exhibit: "Maine Sublime"... Learn More »

Special Events
Olana has a variety of educational and fun events scheduled throughout the year. Learn More »

 

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An informative DVD that gives you information on Frederic Church and his home, Olana. A must have for anybody that has never been, or is interested in visiting.

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