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. The landscape and carriage roads at Olana State Historic Site are free to visit and open to all every day of the year from 8AM to sunset. Please note that Olana is a Carry-In, Carry-Out, tobacco-free environment. Dogs are welcome outdoors and must be leashed at all times.
Please note: If the parking lot is full, you may park on the right side only of the main road.
Photo: Peter Aaron/OTTO
Vintage, handmade, unique items for everyone.
The Olana Museum Store is open Friday-Sunday
10:00 AM – 4 PM.
Thank you for shopping at Olana. Your purchase supports our work to restore, protect, and interpret Frederic Church’s Olana.
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.
Geocache Challenge 2022
The Taconic Region of NYS Parks is excited to host its 2022 Geocache 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 120 people to collect 45 out of the 80 hidden caches in the Taconic Region and receive the 2022 limited edition, highly collectible trackable geocoin. You may also visit the Central or Saratoga/Capital Regions to collect up to 10 stamps toward the Taconic Region Challenge.
All of our caches will take you to an interesting area of our parks and or historic sites, and give you a little taste of history or environmental education.
While you are geocaching, take some time and enjoy all that these parks have to offer. You and your family will understand why New York’s Hudson Valley is a great place to be. Please, remember to take only pictures and leave only footprints.
To download the Geocache Challenge 2022 brochure and form, click here.
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