Plan your visit

  • Visitor Update

    Olana’s 250-acre landscape is free and open every day from 8 AM to sunset. We encourage you to explore Frederic Church’s designed landscape on five miles of carriage roads. Please note Olana, is a carry-in, carry-out, tobacco-free environment. Dogs are welcome outdoors and must be leashed at all times.

    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.
    Park Use Guidelines  |   Directions and Parking  | Park Maps
    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
  • Tours

    Park: Open Daily, 8AM – Sunset

    May Tour Hours 
    Tuesday, May 14 – Friday, May 31
    Tuesday- Sunday, 10:00am- 3:45pm

    Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)

    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.

    For information on booking a group tour, please click here or email

  • Programs + Events
  • Museum Store

    The Olana Museum Store

    Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 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.

    Shop Online Now

  • Discounts

    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

    NYS Residents
    $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’s Free Community Day at Olana State Historic Site, the Third Thursday of every month, organized by The Olana Partnership.
    Learn more.

    Dia Comunitario Gratuito al Sitio Estatal Histórico Olana cada tercer jueves del mes, organizado por La Asociación Olana.


  • Accessibility

    Olana is partially accessible to people with mobility limitations and other types of accessibility concerns.

    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.

    More about Hudson River Skywalk

    Hudson River Skywalk

  • 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.

    Download the free Parks Explorer app, here.

    Visit other New York State Parks in Olana’s region.  Click here to learn more.

  • New York State Parks 2024 Geocaching Challenge

    Join the region-wide treasure hunt with New York State Parks and Historic Sites!
    May 25th -November 11th, 2024

    The Taconic Region of NYS Parks is excited to host the 2024 Geocaching Challenge. Encompassing acres of
    trails, campgrounds, beaches, golf courses, lakes, valleys, historic sites, waterfalls, and stunning views, we welcome you to come discover and explore our parks and great outdoors. Be one of the first 100 people to collect 45 out of the hidden caches in the Taconic Region and receive the 2024 limited edition, highly collectible trackable geocoin.

    To learn more and participate: click here.

    Download the free Parks Explorer app, here.

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