Olana Tours for Individuals and Families
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.
Wear masks when entering buildings or participating in indoor tours and programs.
Please note: The upper parking lot is currently at limited capacity due to construction. If the lot is full, you may park on the right side only of the main road.
Experience sweeping views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains as you approach and enter the Main House as a guest of Frederic Church. Read More
Discover the treasures of Olana’s Main House interior in your own time and style. A knowledgeable interpreter will be available in each room to answer any questions. This self-guided tour allows visitors full access to all the public rooms on the first and second floors of the Main House as well as the interior portion of the collaborative exhibition "Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment." To see the rest of the exhibition, please visit the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. Read More
This ¼ mile-long walking tour focuses on the integration of landscape and architecture in the siting and design of Olana’s Main House. Read More
This mile-long walking tour along Olana’s upper carriage road loop provides an introduction to Frederic Church’s work as an artist and landscape designer and demonstrates his engagement with environmental conservation. Read More
This driving tour, along 5 miles of Frederic Church’s designed carriage roads, provides the most comprehensive exploration of Olana as a 250- acre masterwork of American landscape design. As seen on the Today show. $35 per seat. Read More
Saturdays, August 21, September 25, October 23, 2021 | 2:30-3:30PM 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, activities and art-making prompts. For families with children ages 5 and up. $10 person, $5 members, children 12 and under FREE. Advanced registration required. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 567-2170. Read More
All private tours begin in the historic landscape and continue into the Main House to experience the historic interiors. These custom tours are led by knowledgeable staff members of TOP and will operate outside of regular public touring hours. Private tours are available on weekdays only for up to 6 people. Requests for private tours should be made a minimum of a week in advance. Monday-Friday: Free for members of The Olana Partnership at the Crown Hill Circle level ($500) and above.If you would like information about customizing your own private tour of Olana, please email email@example.com.