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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Tour the House

VISIT: Tour 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 overlooking the Hudson River.

Specialty tours are offered throughout the year. School tours are available throughout the school year.

Reservations are recommended, but not required for groups of less than 15 people. Special rates are available for school groups. See our reservations page for more information.

Tour Schedule
House tours are offered at different times on different dates. Please refer to our schedule when planning your visit!

Group Tours
Reservations are required for groups of 15 more more. Special discounts are available to qualifying educational groups. Please call for more information: 518-828-0135  

Aerial view of Olana

VISIT: Tour the 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 drives that bisect the property. Walks around the landscape can be as short as 15 minutes to over two hours if one wants to walk the entire carriage drive system. We have created some excellent brochures to guide your way through Olana's incredible landscape.

To start your tour, download a map of Olana's carriage drives and key features.
Discover Olana's landscape through the interactive family guide.
Learn about pond life plants and animals with a walk around the lake at Olana.
Did you know that Olana was predominantly meadow around the Ridge Road? Learn about the life of a meadow.
Olana started as a farm, and Church was incredibly proud of this. Experience the landscape of the farm and how it transitions to the forest.
Staff archaeologists from the New York State Bureau of Historic Sites has conducted extensive excavations at Olana. Read about all of the interesting artifacts that they have discovered.

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Romantic Landscapes and SeascapesRomantic Landscapes and Seascapes

Published to accompany a major exhibition of notable landscapes and seascapes by Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900). Reproduced here in full color, the works constitute a veritable travelogue of the places Church visited over the course of his illustrious career. 136 pages, hardcover.

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