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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 a mask covering the mouth and nose during the tour.
  • Maintain social distance (six feet) at all times.

Please note: The Main House is currently closed. 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

Olana’s landscape and carriage roads are always free to visit and open to the public from 8AM to sunset. Please note that Olana is a carry-in, carry-out and tobacco free environment and that all dogs 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 Friday-Sunday, 11AM – 5PM.

MUSEUM STORE HEALTH GUIDELINES

Help stop the spread.

  • Occupancy limited to 15 people.
  • Use hand sanitizer upon entering.
  • Mask covering nose and mouth must be worn at all times.
  • Maintain social distancing at all times and follow one-way path while shopping.
  • Please touch only what you plan on purchasing or ask for assistance.
  • At this time, we are only accepting payment by credit card.

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 | $15 Non-members
Become a member or upgrade your membership to receive this benefit.

We will expand tour days and times based on demand through the reopening process.

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 will reopen in 2021.

Group Visits and Tours

Group tours remain suspended at this time. ​To discuss tour bookings for 2021, please contact Victoria Juliano directly at 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