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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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The home is nothing special. Neither grand or impressive. The short walk from the visitor center to the home was quite steep and difficult for many of the for elderly folks in our group.The tour was short and many rooms in the home were not...More
We loved our visit to Olana, as much for the opportunity to visit the home of an important American artist as to view the architecture and stunning landscape. You must take a tour to enter the house, and our guide was very good - knowledgeable...More
Touring this fabulous former home now a museum facility, was a time warped experience . It's setting on Hudson was over the top, views from every angle. The craftmanship and all the attention to detail in the dwelling left me breathless. They sure knew how...More
First, the tours do sell out so book as soon as you know you want to go. We weren't that smart, but we went anyway and were able to get in, maybe they had cancellations?
Second, if you are a NY resident there is a...More
Enjoyable and informative tour through an authentically preserved home. Beautiful views of the Hudson through many windows and doorways which open into the fresh air. Not overly stuffy, you can imagine living there yourself. The tour guides are friendly and knowledgable. Don't forget to walk...More
The grounds of Olana have sweeping views of the Hudson River to the west and surrounding valley to the east. The 1 1/2 hour guided electric cart tour of the grounds was a lovely way to experience the property and learn the history of Fredrick...More
Once you have experienced the sweeping vistas from Olona, you will no longer wonder what so inspired the Hudson River School of Painters, famed worldwide for their landscapes. We visited on a clear, crisp fall afternoon as the sun bathed the hills and golden leaves....More
Our one day available to visit Olana was threatening rain. We'd visited the house years earlier, and loved it, but were very surprised that the house tours were completely booked when we went online several days before our arrival. So instead, we reserved tickets for...More