Olana Tours for Individuals and Families

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

Tour Hours

Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 3:30pm

Third Thursdays, 12:30pm – 6:00pm

For information on discounted tours, click here.

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

 

THIRD THURSDAY
TERCER JUEVES

Thursday, June 20 / Junio, Jueves 20
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

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THIRD THURSDAY TERCER JUEVES

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 Olana Electric Vehicle Tour (60 minutes)

RECEIVE $10 OFF THROUGH JUNE! Use code SPRING30 at checkout. This guided driving tour, along 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 farm and park. End your journey along the original historic approach road, taking in the exterior architecture of the Historic House just as guests of Frederic Church once did. Limit 5 passengers per vehicle. Read More

$40 | Ages 8 and up only TICKETS
The Olana Electric Vehicle Tour (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)

Landscape and Historic House Combo Tour (2 Hours)

This is the complete Olana touring experience in one package! This two-hour combination tour begins with a 60-minute guided walk through Frederic Church’s artist-designed landscape, followed by a complete tour of both floors of the Main House, as well as a viewing of our special exhibition “Afterglow: Frederic Church and the Landscape of Memory.” This... Read More

$40 | Free for Artist Circle Members+ TICKETS
Landscape and Historic House Combo Tour (2 Hours)

Special Exhibition: Afterglow (45 minutes)

Don’t miss this guided exploration of this season’s special exhibition, “Afterglow: Frederic Church and the Landscape of Memory.” Read More

$10 | Free for Artist Circle Members+ TICKETS
Special Exhibition: Afterglow (45 minutes)

The Artist’s House: Explore at Your Own Pace

Offered Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons. Discover the treasures of Olana’s Historic House interior at your own pace. This self-guided tour allows visitors full access to all the public rooms on the first and second floors of the Main House. A knowledgeable interpreter will be available in each room. Your timed ticket includes a guided walk to the Main House followed by self-guided exploration of the interior. Start time is listed on your ticket. The last ticketed entry is 3:45 pm and the house closes promptly at 4:30 pm. Read More

$25 | Free for Artists Circle Members+ Tickets
The Artist’s House: Explore at Your Own Pace

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 5 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