Olana Tours for Individuals and Families
Please anticipate arriving 20 minutes before your tour time to check-in with our Visitor Center staff. Tickets may be forfeited to an on-site waiting list five minutes prior to the tour. Due to limited availability, tickets are launched the month prior. The second floor of the Main House is currently closed and will reopen in Spring 2020.
This landscape walk along Olana’s upper carriage road loop provides introduction and an unparalleled 360-degree view of the Catskill Mountains, Hudson River Valley, Main House, and historic farm. Immerse yourself in Frederic Church’s greatest masterpiece and artful landscape that he designed over four decades. One mile of easy walking along gravel and paved roads. Read More
Immerse yourself in the design of Olana’s historic Main House; you will explore the arrival experience, exterior architecture, and interior design elements. World-famous artist, Frederic Church studied pattern and form inspired by diverse cultures for decades. This tour only visits the following rooms: Church’s Painting Studio, Dining Room, Court Hall, Library, and Corridor. Read More
Explore the most comprehensive view of Olana as a 250-acre masterpiece along its historic carriage roads. Ride in an open-air electric vehicle on this guided landscape tour around the lake and across hillsides to see Frederic Church’s composition of architecture, agriculture, native woodlands, and views. Please dress appropriately for the season and weather. Rain or shine. Read More
Frederic Church was a preeminent artist of the Hudson River School, America’s first art movement. Visitors will learn about Church’s early years as a student of artist Thomas Cole, the inspiration for his work, and his exploration of the intersection between spirituality and 19th century advancement in the natural sciences. This tour only visits the following rooms: East Parlor, the Sitting Room, Church’s Studio, and the Piazza overlooking an expansive view. Read More
Frederic Church was an artist-explorer and a dedicated family man. This in-depth tour follows the artist through the Americas to the Middle East and highlights how world travel motivated his artistic endeavors, particularly in the design of Olana. This tour only visits the following rooms: Dining Room, Sitting Room, Court Hall, upstairs bedrooms, and Servants' Bedrooms. Read More
The first floor of Olana’s Main House contains an astonishingly intact collection of furnishings, decorative elements, and art. The interior also has spectacular views of Olana’s artist-designed landscape, with sweeping views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. This tour only visits the following rooms: East Parlor, Court Hall, Sitting Room, Library, Corridor, Studio, Dining Room, and the Piazza, weather permitting. Read More