Walking Tour: Historic Landscape & Architecture
Explore the exterior architecture and siting of Olana’s exotic Main House the way artist Frederic Church and architect Calvert Vaux intended it to be experienced. This short landscape tour follows the historic carriage road approach to the Main House, explores Isabel Church’s verdant Mingled Flower Garden, elaborates on the expansive views of the Hudson River Valley, and discusses 19th century American history and landscape architecture. Discover how Frederic Church transitioned from painting to “landscape architecturing” in the creation of Olana’s 250-acre artist-designed landscape. Rain or shine.