Walking Tour: Historic Landscape & Architecture
Explore the exterior architecture of Olana’s exotic Main House and its surrounding designed landscape the way Frederic Church and architect Calvert Vaux intended. This guided tour follows the historic carriage road approach for a culminating experience of architecture set in the natural world. The tour includes the design ideas that influenced Frederic Church after his travels to the Middle East. The short 1/4 mile walk is on a gentle incline and ends at the front door of the Main House. Offered rain or shine, this participatory experience is best paired with any of the guided Artist’s House and thematic tours, as well as more comprehensive landscape Walking Tours. Walking shoes and water are encouraged.