Olana Tours for Individuals and Families

Guided public tours are currently offered Friday – Sunday, 11AM to 3:30PM

Without a landscape tour, you haven’t experienced Olana!

The Olana Electric Vehicle Tour (60 mins)

The Olana Electric Vehicle tour is the ultimate Olana experience. This guided 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. Experience river and mountain views, journey around the lake, and enjoy sweeping vistas of the Church’s designed... Read More

The Olana Electric Vehicle Tour (60 mins)

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

Free for Members TICKETS
The Artist-Designed Landscape (60 Minutes)

The Artist-Designed Landscape (30 Minutes)

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

Free for Members TICKETS
The Artist-Designed Landscape (30 Minutes)

Guided Exhibition Tour – Chasing Icebergs: Art and a Disappearing Landscape

This 30-minute guided exhibition tour invites you to the second-floor galleries of the Artist’s House to experience Olana’s first winter exhibition, “Chasing Icebergs: Art and a Disappearing Landscape.” In the summer of 1859, Frederic Church set sail for the waters of Newfoundland and Labrador, hoping to capture the challenging light, color, and wondrous forms of... Read More

Free for Artist Circle Members+ TICKETS
Guided Exhibition Tour – Chasing Icebergs: Art and a Disappearing Landscape

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

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. This tour only visits the following rooms: Dining Room and Picture Gallery, Library, Sitting Room, Studio, and central Court Hall. Read More

Free for Artist Circle Members+ TICKETS
The Artist’s House: First Floor (45 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 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 privatetours@olana.org.

Private Tours