Olana Tours for Individuals and Families

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Please anticipate arriving 20 minutes before your tour time to check-in with our Visitor Center staff. Due to limited availability, tickets are launched the month prior.

The Artist’s House: Architecture & Design

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 features select first floor rooms including Church’s Painting Studio, Dining Room, Court Hall, Library, Corridor, and Servant Quarters. Read More

Length: 60 minutes

Times: 11:30AM, 5:00PM

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

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

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 visits select first floor rooms in the Main House including the East Parlor, the Sitting Room, Church’s Studio, and the Piazza overlooking an expansive view. Read More

Length: 60 minutes

Times: 10:30AM, 12:00PM, 1:15PM

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

Driving Tour: Historic Landscape & Viewshed

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

Length: 60 minutes

Times: 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 2:45PM

$35/Person
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Driving Tour: Historic Landscape & Viewshed

Walking Tour: Historic Landscape & Viewshed

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

Length: 60 minutes

Times: 10:00AM, 3:00PM

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

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 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 leads visitors through select rooms in the Main House including the Dining Room, Sitting Room, Court Hall, upstairs bedrooms, and Servant Quarters. 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

Walking Tour: Historic Landscape & Architecture

Explore the exterior architecture and siting of Olana’s exotic Main House the way artist Frederic Church and architect Calvert Vaux intended it to be experienced. This short landscape tour follows the historic carriage road approach to the Main House, explores Isabel Church’s verdant Mingled Flower Garden, elaborates on the expansive views of the Hudson River Valley, and discusses 19th century American history and landscape architecture. Read More

Length: 30 minutes

Times: 10:15AM, 11:15AM

Free for Members of The Olana Partnership | $5 Non-members
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Walking Tour: Historic Landscape & Architecture

The Artist’s House: Explore at Your Own Pace

Discover the treasures of Olana’s Main House interior in your own time and style. This is the only tour at Olana that allows visitors full access to all the public rooms on the first and second floors of the Main House. This self-guided tour allows you to linger and view the unique artist’s home at your own pace. Read More

Length: 30 minutes

Times: 2:00PM, 2:20PM, 2:40PM, 3:00PM, 3:20PM, 3:40PM, 4:00PM

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

The first floor of Olana’s Main House contains an astonishingly intact collection of furnishings, decorative elements, and art that belonged to the Church family. Explore select rooms including the Dining Room and Picture Gallery, Library, Sitting Room, Studio, and central Court Hall. Read More

Length: 30 minutes

Times: 10:45AM, 11:45AM, 12:45PM

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

The Artist’s House: Second Floor Historic Interiors

Ascend the grand Court Hall staircase of the Main House and enter the private world of the Church family. This tour grants access to the Court Hall and first floor views, the unique central stairway, and the second floor rooms including Frederic and Isabel Church’s Bedroom Suite, Guest Room, Servant Quarters, and the Sharp Family Gallery where the special exhibition, In Frederic Church’s Ombra: Architecture in Conversation with Nature, is on display through November 3, 2019. Read More

Length: 30 minutes

Times: 11:15AM, 12:15PM, 1:30PM

Free for Members of The Olana Partnership | $10 Non-members
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The Artist’s House: Second Floor Historic Interiors