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Olana State Historic Site

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Wonderful location

This house is worth a stop. The grounds are wonderful so worth the extra time to go and walk... read more

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Was on my bucket list, deservedly so.

A wonderful experience, enhanced by the plentiful, knowledgeable, friendly and cheerful staff. We... read more

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Hudson River School painter Frederic E. Church designed Olana, his family home, studio, and estate, as an integrated environment embracing architecture, art, and landscape. Olana, a National Historic Landmark, is an icon of naturalistic landscape...more
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5720 State Route 9g, Hudson, NY 12534-4129
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Reviewed yesterday

This house is worth a stop. The grounds are wonderful so worth the extra time to go and walk around the paths. If you enjoy the Hudon Valley School, seeing the views that provided inspiration is such a treat. The house inside is amazing -...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful experience, enhanced by the plentiful, knowledgeable, friendly and cheerful staff. We did the ‘unguided tour’ of the house, which the staff made very much worthwhile. The Hudson Valley and Olana were on my bucket list, deservedly so.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Olana over the last Christmas break. We did a tour with a docent and it was very informative. We love Hudson River School and were very happy to the house of Frederick Church. The place is very uplifting, wonderful location, great views of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can see why this region draws artists when you look from the pinnacle of this stately home. If you're going for the first time the tour is well worth it. But you can go anytime and enjoy the beautiful grounds.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd never heard of Olana before we headed East, but it is a treasure of architecture, landscape, and history. Its owner/ creator was a super successful painter from the Hudson School. Admission to the grounds is free. When the weather is good, this would be...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Marty D
Reviewed April 13, 2019

The grounds are just beautiful. We toured the home and it was just amazing. The view of the Hudson River was breathtaking!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kim L
Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

We came up here late in the day so we missed the chance to tour the inside. However, the drive up the mountain is worth it to check out the gorgeous views from the top. The house exterior is stunning, and so is the parkland...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

I've visited Olana so many times over the past few years in all seasons. The home of 19th century Hudson River movement artist Frederick Church, Olana will touch your heart strings on so many different levels. The Olana estate is situated high above the Hudson...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rbazelow6
Reviewed February 3, 2019

We first visited about 9 years ago, and I noted then that a special feature of this house/museum/park was that it had been kept intact from the way it was in the 1800s when Frederick Church lived there. That has not changed, but in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GilBagnell
Reviewed January 31, 2019

Olana is several things at once: a beautiful park with amazing views on the Hudson Valley; a beautiful building built in a style most uncommon in the area; a collection of Frederick Church's paintings and pieces the Church's brought back from trips abroad. I went...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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October 29, 2016|
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Response from EZReader | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can visit the grounds without booking a tour. The grounds are lovely.
August 27, 2016|
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Response from Esther32 | Reviewed this property |
Too far to walk. Not a far ride though
Caroline R
July 15, 2016|
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Response from peter k | Reviewed this property |
Yes if on leashes