Olana Tours for Individuals and Families

DUE TO NYS HEALTH GUIDELINES, ACCESS TO THE MAIN HOUSE INTERIORS IS LIMITED AND REQUIRES A $15 PER PERSON SUPPLEMENT TO ANY TOUR TICKET – ONLY AVAILABLE FOR ON-SITE PURCHASE AT CHECK IN.

All Olana tours begin outdoors, and visitors with tickets for any same-day tour (30 min, 60 min or Electric Carriage) may add self-guided access to the first floor historic interiors for a $15 per person supplement based on availability. AVAILABLE FOR ON-SITE PURCHASE ONLY UPON CHECK IN.

Self-Guided Historic Interiors Access Entry Times: 1:45 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:15 PM, 4:00 PM, Friday – Sunday

PLEASE NOTE: Historic Interiors Access tickets are extremely limited and are only available on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your tour time to purchase the supplement.

NYS RESIDENTS: Self-guided Historic Interiors Access supplement is WAIVED for NYS Residents for a special 1:00PM entry only with purchase of any 30 min, 60 min or Electric Carriage tour on the same day. Proof of residency required. Available ON SITE ONLY, FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED.

Self-Guided Historic Interiors Access is included as a benefit of Membership for Artist’s Circle Level and above. Become a member or upgrade your membership to receive this benefit. If you are a member or if you become a member over the phone, you may reserve the supplemental house access in advance by calling 518-751-0344.

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New York State Parks remain open. Access to Olana’s 250-acre landscape is free. The park is open every day from 8 AM to sunset. Please practice social distancing while you walk, keeping six (6) feet of distance between you and others. Please be aware that you are in a public park and follow protocols laid out by NYS.

Olana Tour: Landscape and Architecture

This ¼ mile-long walking tour focuses on the integration of landscape and architecture in the siting and design of Olana’s Main House. The route follows the historic carriage road entrance from the site of Frederic Church’s painting studio, past the Mingled Flower Garden, to culminate in the dramatic planned approach to the Main House with panoramic views of the Hudson River Valley. Read More

Length: 30 minutes

TIMES
Friday-Sunday: 12:30PM, 2:00PM, 3:30PM

Difficulty Level: Easy (full tour route not ADA accessible but ADA option available with prior arrangement)

Included as a benefit of Membership | $15 Non-members
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Olana Tour: Landscape and Architecture

Olana Tour: Art and Environment

This mile-long walking tour along Olana’s upper carriage road loop provides a comprehensive introduction to Frederic Church’s work as an artist and landscape designer expressed through his master work, Olana. Read More

Length: 60 minutes

TIMES
Friday-Sunday: 11:00AM, 12:45PM, 2:15PM

Difficulty Level: Moderate (not ADA accessible)

Included as a benefit of Membership | $15 Non-members
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Olana Tour: Art and Environment

The Olana Electric Carriage Tour

This five mile-long driving tour provides the most comprehensive exploration of Olana as a 250-acre master work of American landscape design. As seen on the Today show. CURRENTLY LIMITED TO UP TO FOUR PASSENGERS FROM THE SAME HOUSEHOLD PER TOUR (MINIMUM PURCHASE IS TWO PASSENGERS). Read More

Length: 60 minutes

TIMES
Friday-Sunday: 10:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM

$50/Person
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The Olana Electric Carriage Tour

Family Explorer Tour

Learn about the artistic adventures of Frederic Church while taking a journey of your own! Discover Olana’s designed landscape and unique architecture on an outdoor walk filled with family-friendly discussion and activities. For families with children ages 5 and up. $25 per family (up to four people) and $15 per family with Olana membership (up to four people).

If you have more than four people in your family or would like further information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 751-6938.

Length: 60 minutes

TIMES
Saturday, October 17; 24; 31 at 10:00am

Difficulty Level: Easy (not ADA accessible)

$15 Members | $25 Non-members
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Family Explorer Tour

Private Tours

Customize your own private tour of Olana. Private tours include a guided outdoor tour along Olana’s scenic carriage roads and a tour of the Main House’s first floor historic interiors. $500 minimum for up to 4 people with Electric Carriage or up to 10 people for walking tour. Please email privatetours@olana.org to start planning your private experience.

Private Tours