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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 Olana tours begin outdoors, and visitors with tickets for any same-day tour (30 min, 60 min or Electric Carriage) may add self-guided access to the first floor historic interiors for a $15 per person supplement based on availability. AVAILABLE FOR ON-SITE PURCHASE ONLY UPON CHECK IN.

Tours are limited to up to 14 guests.

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.

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.

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Museum Store

Vintage, handmade, unique items for everyone.

The Olana Museum Store is open Friday-Sunday, 10AM – 4PM.

MUSEUM STORE HEALTH GUIDELINES
HELP STOP THE SPREAD

– OCCUPANCY LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE
– USE HAND SANITIZER UPON ENTERING
– MASK COVERING NOSE & 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

DUE TO NYS HEALTH GUIDELINES, ACCESS TO THE MAIN HOUSE INTERIORS IS LIMITED AND REQUIRES A $15 PER PERSON SUPPLEMENT TO ANY TOUR TICKET – ONLY AVAILABLE FOR ON-SITE PURCHASE AT CHECK IN.

All Olana tours begin outdoors, and visitors with tickets for any same-day tour (30 min, 60 min or Electric Carriage) may add self-guided access to the first floor historic interiors for a $15 per person supplement based on availability. AVAILABLE FOR ON-SITE PURCHASE ONLY UPON CHECK IN. Visitors are required to SANITIZE HANDS prior to entry AND WEAR A MASK COVERING BOTH NOSE AND MOUTH.

Included as a benefit of Membership for Artist’s Circle Level and above | $15 Non-members
Become a member or upgrade your membership to receive this benefit.

*Self-guided access to the Main House Interiors supplement fee is WAIVED for NYS Residents for the 1:00PM Main House entry only. These tickets are available ON SITE ONLY, FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVED. Guests must have purchased a same-day morning landscape tour between 10AM – 12:30PM. Proof of NYS residency required.

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

Olana Tours are limited to up to 14 guests.

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 from September 1, 2020, please contact Katie Davis, Group Tour Manager, directly at 518-751-6757.

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

See America’s First Canvas with the Hudson River Skywalk, a new historic and scenic walkway at the place where American landscape painting began. The new walkway connects the home and studios of the major Hudson River School artists, Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, over the Hudson River and across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, offering 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 Main Street’s with restaurants, shopping and accommodations. The City of Hudson connects to New York City via AMTRAK. 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.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Our top priority is the health and well-being of our team, our visitors 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.

While enjoying Olana, please follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New York State Department of Health (DOH) guidelines:
• Wear a mask
• Maintain social distance. Stay 6 feet apart.
• Recreate local and keep visits short.
• Visit in small groups, under 25 people.
• Stay home if you are sick.
• Wash hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid unnecessary contact with high touch surfaces, such as doorknobs and handrails.

New York State Parks staff have taken additional precautions to create a safe environment by increasing cleaning protocols for public spaces. We are deeply grateful to our crew who is working to protect Olana and make it safe and available to our community.
Stay well! And, many thanks for your continued support.

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