Welcome to Olana!
Access to Olana’s 250-acre landscape is free. The park is free, and 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. Please note that Olana is a Carry-In, Carry-Out, tobacco-free environment. Dogs are welcome outdoors and must be leashed at all times.
Due to current construction taking place onsite, you may experience weekday delays upon entry to Olana State Historic Site. We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to any scheduled tour to allow time for parking and check-in, and to account for any construction delays.
Please note: If the parking lot is full, you may park on the right side only of the main road.
Olana State Historic Site has received Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award. Visitor feedback has placed Olana among the TOP 10% OF ATTRACTIONS WORLDWIDE!
Olana was also voted “Best Historic Site” in the Albany Times-Union “Best of the Valley” poll.
Olana State Historic Site is a member of Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Photo: Peter Aaron/OTTO
Park: Open Daily, 8AM – Sunset
November and December Tour Hours
Thursday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Additional tour dates December 26-31. Tours not offered 12/24 and 12/25
To purchase individual tour tickets, click here.
We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to any scheduled tour to allow time for parking and check-in.
Tours are a benefit of membership! To learn more and become a member, click here.
- Programs + Events
The Olana Museum Store
November and December Hours
Thursday – Sunday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Vintage, handmade, unique, and Taste NY items for everyone.
Your purchase at The Olana Museum Store supports our work to restore, protect, and interpret Frederic Church’s Olana.
Regional Library Pass Program – 2 people per pass
Free Walking Landscape, Historic House and Combo tours, and Explore at Your Own Pace.
SNAP/ EBT Card
Free Walking Landscape and Historic House tours, and Explore at Your Own Pace, through Museums for All
$2.00 discount on all Walking Landscape tours.
Active Military, Veterans, and Emergency Medical Services personnel (valid ID required)
$5 discount on Historic House tours and Explore at Your Own Pace.
Visitors 16 and under
Free entry on all Walking Landscape and Historic House tours.
ALL TOP Members enjoy free Walking Landscape tours.
Artist’s Circle ($150 year) and Above: Free Walking Landscape, Historic House, and Combo Tours, and Explore at Your Own Pace.
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.
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.
New York State Parks Centennial
A vision one hundred years ago to connect people to New York State’s most celebrated lands has since transformed into the state park system we know and love today – encompassing 360,000 acres of beaches, campgrounds, trails, golf courses, and so much more.
Learn more by visiting the New York State Parks Centennial website.
Visit other New York State Parks in Olana’s region. Click here to learn more.
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