Private Specialty Tours: Senior Staff-led Landscape and Historic Interiors Tour (2 hours)

This exclusive touring experience is led by the Olana Partnership’s senior, executive, and curatorial staff. An immersive exploration of Frederic Church’s Olana, this tour also provides a first-hand perspective on the site’s operation and planning. Begin with a guided walk of Ridge Road, taking in some of Olana’s most dramatic views. Learn the story of their creation, preservation, and the significant role Olana has played in landmark conservation decisions. Next, explore the rich collections of the Main House, including public rooms, private quarters, and the Sharp Family Gallery (during exhibition season). Examine the domestic, aesthetic and historical motivations behind the architecture and interior design of the Churches’ home, Frederic’s development as an artist, and Olana’s journey to becoming a historic site that welcomes visitors from around the world.

Private tours are available for up to 6 people, and are 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