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. Remarkably intact, this National Historic Landmark is a 250-acre composition integrating architectural and landscape features, including a working farm, man-made lake, replanted native woodlands, and more than five miles of carriage roads. Experience Church’s living landscape masterwork against a backdrop of sublime and far-reaching views of the Hudson Valley.
This fully-exterior tour covers approximately one mile over unpaved roads, and is not ADA accessible. Tour proceeds rain or shine; please plan on appropriate dress and footwear.