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Welcome to Olana

Visitor Update

Welcome to Olana! We take the health and safety of our staff and visitors very seriously. Our top priority is the well-being of our team, our patrons and our community.

New York State Parks are open. Access to Olana’s 250-acre landscape is free. The park is open every day from 8 AM to sunset. We encourage you to explore Frederic Church’s designed landscape with five miles of carriage roads as a way to enjoy the outdoors.

All tour participants are required to:

  • Wear masks when entering buildings or participating in indoor tours and programs.
  • Maintain social distance (six feet) at all times.

Please note: The upper parking lot is currently at limited capacity due to construction. If the lot is full, you may park on the right side only of the main road.

For information and tickets, please CLICK HERE.

Public Park

The landscape and carriage roads at Olana State Historic Site are free to visit and open to all every day of the year from 8AM to sunset. Please note that Olana is a Carry-In, Carry-Out, tobacco-free environment. Dog are welcome and must be leashed at all times.

Walking Tour Historic Landscape Architecture

Museum Store

Vintage, handmade, unique items for everyone.

The Olana Museum Store is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10AM – 5PM.

Wear masks when entering the Museum Store.

Thank you for shopping at Olana.  Your purchase supports our work to restore, protect, and interpret Frederic Church’s Olana.

Guided Tours

Included as a benefit of Membership | $20 Non-members
Become a member or upgrade your membership to receive this benefit.

Audio Tours

Visitors can download several audio tours to learn more about Olana and Frederic Church prior or during a visit to Olana.

Maps

Click below to view and/or download Olana’s maps.

NYS Parks Geocache Challenge

Enjoy a hike combined with the fun of a good old-fashioned treasure hunt!

Geocaching is an any day, every day all ages treasure hunt that happens in your favorite places and places you’ve never been.

Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery

The Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery is open through October 31, 2021.

Group Visits and Tours

​To discuss tour bookings, please call 518-751-6770.

Advance reservations are required for all adult and student groups of 10 or more, and for any third-party guided tours, regardless of size.

Hudson River Skywalk

The Hudson River Skywalk is a scenic 6-mile round trip pedestrian walkway where the Hudson River School of landscape painting began. The walkway connects Frederic Church’s Olana and the Thomas Cole Site via the Rip Van Winkle Bridge and features sweeping views of the Hudson River Valley and the Catskill Mountains.

The Hudson River Skywalk Region includes the City of Hudson and the Village of Catskill, which both offer historic downtowns with restaurants, shopping and accommodations. Hudson River Skywalk is a collaboration between the New York State Bridge Authority, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, The Olana Partnership and Olana State Historic Site.

To see the map, click here.

Accessibility

Olana is partially accessible to people with mobility limitations and other types of accessibility concerns. Please purchase an ADA ticket (no additional charge) so that we are prepared to host your visit.

Visitors using wheelchairs may access the historic house approach road and the main floor of the historic interiors. The Visitor Center and restrooms are also accessible. Access to the historic interiors is via a lift, whose dimensions are 33 inches wide and 46 inches deep. Olana’s hydraulic lift is limited to 600 pound maximum. Access to the second floor interiors requires multiple flights of stairs.

  • Walking Tour Historic Landscape Architecture