Plan your visit

Welcome to Olana

Public Park

Olana’s Landscape and carriage roads are always free to visit and open to the public, from 8:30AM to sunset. Visitors are welcome to use the parking lot near the Main House and pick up a map in the Visitor’s Center.

Walking Tour Historic Landscape Architecture

Guided Tours

Tours of the Main House are popular, reservations are recommended. Please anticipate arriving 20 minutes before your tour time to check-in with our Visitor Center staff. Click here to view our typical daily schedule. Purchase your ticket now, or call 518-751-0344.

Self-Guided Tours

Returns Spring 2020

Some Main House tours are also available as self-guided. Staff in the Main House will gladly provide additional information.

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. Helpful Hint! The Museum Store sells a landscape audio guide and print map. Cost: $2.50 + tax

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 2019 exhibition “In Frederic Church’s Ombra: Architecture in Conversation with Nature” is open in the Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery May 12-November 3, 2019.

Museum Store

The museum store is open Friday to Sunday 10AM – 4PM, with some products always available to buy online. All proceeds support The Olana Partnership.

Group Visits and Tours

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

Visitor Survey

Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback by taking the Visitor, and/or the School Field Trip Survey. Thank you!

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 accessible to people with mobility limitations and other types of accessibility concerns. We are constantly working to make the visit comfortable for all visitors.

Visitors using wheelchairs may participate in the Main Floor and Studio tour. A lift can provide access to the main floor. The lift dimensions are 33 inches wide and 46 inches deep. Olana’s hydraulic lift is limited to 600 pound maximum. Please purchase an ADA ticket. The Combined Main Floor & Second Floor Tour includes several steep flights of stairs. Alternate access is available via computer stations in the Visitor Center to view a video showing the upper floors of the house. The Visitor Center and restrooms are also accessible.

  • Walking Tour Historic Landscape Architecture