Olana Tours for Individuals and Families

Olana’s landscape is free and open to all, every day of the year from 8:00 to sunset! Entry to the Historic house is by ticket only.

Tour Hours
Friday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 3:15 PM

Tickets are made available for sale on the first day of the previous month.



For information on discounted tours, click here.

When booking multiple tours, please be sure to leave at least 30 minutes between each tour. We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tour to allow time for parking and check-in.

Explore educational programs and events at Olana! 

Olana State Historic Site has received Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award.   Visitor feedback has placed Olana among the TOP 10% OF ATTRACTIONS WORLDWIDE!  

Olana was also voted “Best Historic Site” in the Albany Times-Union “Best of the Valley” poll.



Thursday, February 15 / Jueves, Febrero 15
FREE Monthly Tours and Programs / Entradas y Programas Gratuitos

Olana’s Free Community Day at Olana State Historic Site, the Third Thursday of every month, organized by The Olana Partnership. Dia Comunitario Gratuito al Sitio Estatal Histórico Olana cada tercer jueves del mes, organizado por La Asociación Olana Read More

Free Community Event LEARN MORE

The Artist-Designed Landscape (60 minutes)

This guided, one mile-long walking tour provides an introduction to Olana’s naturalistic, designed landscape and to Frederic Church’s work as an artist, landscape designer, and environmental visionary. Read More

$12 | Free for Members TICKETS
The Artist-Designed Landscape (60 minutes)

The Artist’s House: Main Floor (45 minutes)

This 45-minute guided tour provides an introduction to Frederic Church’s home at Olana. Approach and enter the Historic House as guests of the Church family did, experiencing sweeping views of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains. Explore the art-filled, lavishly decorated public rooms of the first floor, including Church’s painting studio and learn about the work and life of America’s preeminent landscape artist. This tour is fully ADA accessible. For a complete Olana experience, pair this tour with a guided walking tour of the artist-designed landscape at Olana. Be sure to leave at least 30 minutes in between tours. Read More

$20 | Free for Artist Circle Members+ TICKETS
The Artist’s House: Main Floor (45 minutes)

Special Exhibition: SPECTACLE (30 minutes)

RECEIVE 50% OFF IN FEBRUARY ON EXHIBITION TICKETS! Use code SPECTACLE50 at checkout. Enhance your experience at Olana with this 30-minute guided exploration of our special exhibition, “Spectacle: Frederic Church and the Business of Art.” Journey into one of Church’s most famous works, “The Heart of the Andes,” through a stunning immersive film designed to showcase the artist’s immense panoramic views in a new way. Read More

$10 | USE PROMO CODE "SPECTACLE50" for $5 off | Free for Artist Circle Members+ TICKETS
Special Exhibition: SPECTACLE (30 minutes)

Private Tours

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 The Olana Partnership 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 ($600) and above. 

If you would like information about customizing your own private tour of Olana, please email privatetours@olana.org.

Private Tours