Olana Tours for Individuals and Families

The Artist’s House: Architecture & Design

Immerse yourself in Frederic Church’s creative process in this in-depth tour of Olana’s architecture and design. Participants will explore the siting and design of the Main House, the design of its landscape setting, and the evolution of its interiors from 1872 to today. Read More

Length: 60 minutes

$5 Member of The Olana Partnership | $15 Non-members
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The Artist’s House: Architecture & Design

The Artist’s House: The Church Family at Olana and Abroad

Frederic Church was an artist-explorer and a dedicated family man. This in-depth tour unpacks the motivations for his travels from the Andes to the Middle East and their effect on his artistic enterprises, particularly the creation of Olana. Read More

Length: 60 minutes

$5 Member of The Olana Partnership | $15 Non-members
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The Artist’s House: The Church Family at Olana and Abroad

The Artist’s House: Explore at Your Own Pace

Explore Olana’s Main House and Special Exhibition at your own pace and interact with knowledgeable educators stationed throughout the house. Read More

Length: 30 minutes

Free for Members of The Olana Partnership | $15 Non-members
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The Artist’s House: Explore at Your Own Pace

The Artist’s House: First Floor Historic Interiors

Explore the intact, richly decorated historic interiors of the main floor, including the stunning central Court Hall, Isabel Church’s Sitting Room designed around her husband’s masterpiece, “El Khasné, Petra” (1874), and access to the exterior porch with stunning views. Read More

Length: 30 minutes

Free for Members of The Olana Partnership | $15 Non-members
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The Artist’s House: First Floor Historic Interiors

Walking Tour: Historic Landscape & Architecture

Traverse the historic formal approach to the Main House and learn about the ideas that influenced Frederic Church and architect Calvert Vaux in siting the house and designing its exotic Middle Eastern inspired. Read More

Length: 30 minutes

Free for Members of The Olana Partnership | $15 Non-members
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Walking Tour: Historic Landscape & Architecture

Walking Tour: Historic Landscape & Viewshed

Immerse yourself in Frederic Church’s greatest masterpiece- the artful landscape he designed over four decades. A knowledgeable educator will discuss Church’s approach to landscape as the preeminent artist of the Hudson River School and an early environmental advocate. Read More

Length: 60 minutes

$5 Member of The Olana Partnership | $15 Non-members
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Walking Tour: Historic Landscape & Viewshed

Driving Tour: Historic Landscape & Viewshed

Covering all 5 miles of historic carriage roads and stopping at the composed vantage points created by Frederic Church as well as the historic farm and lake, this educator led experience is the best way to see Olana in its entirety and is particularly marvelous for people with limited mobility or time. Read More

Length: 60 minutes

$35/Person
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Driving Tour: Historic Landscape & Viewshed

The Artist’s House: Second Floor Historic Interiors

Ascend the grand main stair to the Church family’s private spaces on the second floor, including Frederic and Isabel’s bedroom suite with its lavish wallpapers and original furnishings. Your educator will take you through the special exhibition in the Sharp Family Gallery. Read More

Length: 30 minutes

Free for Members of The Olana Partnership | $15 Non-members
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The Artist’s House: Second Floor Historic Interiors

The Artist’s House: Frederic Church & The Hudson River School

This in-depth tour explores those elements of Olana’s Main House and collections that tell the story of Frederic Church as the preeminent artist of the Hudson River School, America’s first art movement.           Read More

Length: 60 minutes

$5 Member of The Olana Partnership | $15 Non-members
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The Artist’s House: Frederic Church & The Hudson River School