Olana Tours for Groups

Olana pre-schedules group tours for parties of 20 or more guests. For more information, and to inquire about booking, please email tickets@olana.org

 

The Artist-Designed Landscape: Outdoor Walking Tour (60 minutes)

Experience Frederic Church’s landscape masterwork against a backdrop of sublime and far-reaching views of the Hudson Valley. This one-mile-long walking tour presents the history and development of Olana’s artist-designed landscape and Frederic Church’s work as an artist, landscape designer, and environmental visionary Read More

The Artist-Designed Landscape: Outdoor Walking Tour (60 minutes)

Olana Essentials: Main Floor (45 minutes)

This guided tour provides the essential introduction to Frederic Church’s home at Olana. Approach and enter the Historic House as guests of the Church family did, experiencing sweeping views of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains. Explore the art-filled, lavishly decorated public rooms of the first floor, and learn about the work and life of America’s preeminent landscape artist. Read More

Olana Essentials: Main Floor (45 minutes)

Olana Essentials: Full Interior (60 minutes)

This guided tour provides an overview of the landscape and explores the first and second floors of Frederic Church’s home at Olana. Experience sweeping views of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains, followed by an exploration of the interior rooms, including the artist’s studio and the family’s private bedroom spaces. This tour includes a brief visit to the Sharp Family Gallery during special exhibitions. Read More

Olana Essentials: Full Interior (60 minutes)

In-Depth Olana: Landscape Walk and Historic Interiors (2 hours)

Enjoy the most comprehensive experience of Olana and learn about Frederic Church’s complete vision of landscape, architecture, art, and design. Walk along one mile of artist-designed carriage roads and experience the sweeping views that inspired Church and helped establish him as one of the preeminent artists in American painting. See the products of this inspiration as you visit the interior of the Historic House, filled with the work of Church and his contemporaries, as well and the magnificently intact furnishing and design that make Olana one of the most significant artist residences in the country. Read More

In-Depth Olana: Landscape Walk and Historic Interiors (2 hours)

Private Specialty Tours: Senior Staff-led Landscape and Historic Interiors Tour (2 hours)

This exclusive touring experience is led by the Olana Partnership’s senior, executive, and curatorial staff. An immersive exploration of Frederic Church’s Olana, this tour also provides a first-hand perspective on the site’s operation and planning. Begin with a guided walk of Ridge Road, taking in some of Olana’s most dramatic views. Learn the story of their creation, preservation, and the significant role Olana has played in landmark conservation decisions. Next, explore the rich collections of the Main House, including public rooms, private quarters, and the Sharp Family Gallery (during exhibition season). Examine the domestic, aesthetic and historical motivations behind the architecture and interior design of the Churches’ home, Frederic’s development as an artist, and Olana’s journey to becoming a historic site that welcomes visitors from around the world. Read More

Private Specialty Tours: Senior Staff-led Landscape and Historic Interiors Tour (2 hours)