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Olana State Historic Site

Opens in 15 min: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This is such a treasure. Our guide, Paul, was very knowledgeable, and the entire experience... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mihaela M
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Beautiful site above the Hudson River

I had seen brochures showing the tower and have been intrigued, wanting to visit for a while. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
North Adams, Massachusetts
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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
+1 518-828-0135
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a treasure. Our guide, Paul, was very knowledgeable, and the entire experience (touring the house, walking the grounds, learning about Church and the history of the place) was rewarding in so many ways. I highly recommend it.

Thank Mihaela M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had seen brochures showing the tower and have been intrigued, wanting to visit for a while. It is as beautiful as shown, the building and the site. The current display of Moroccan clothing was very enjoyable as we had the chance to visit Morocco...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A treasure in the Hudson Valley. We made reservations ahead of time and glad we did. even mid week they were almost full.. each tour is only about 10 people. Try to get there ahead of time and watch a short movie near the ticket...More

1  Thank deedee1951
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Luckily we had done our research ahead of time and knew to reserve a house tour. The views of the Hudson River and Catskills from the house are inspiring. The house is unique and the guided tour was informative but not as detailed as at...More

1  Thank Amy F
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a magnificent site. Enjoy the views and the grounds. Of course take a house tour early in the morning. Reserve online ahead of time. Outrageous and opulent. You must take pics. Go with friends and just knock yourself out.

1  Thank Mitchell F
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We visited on a humid day. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, but the interior was very dark-dark wallpaper, paint, flooring, even Mr. Church's paintings. It was not very well airconditioed. We were unfortunately underwhelmed by the visit, expecting more.

1  Thank mrmatt
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit amazing tour guide Luda was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I felt like I was taking back to thet Centry She answered all of our questions. I highly recommend to visit and learn and see amazing views and history

1  Thank itcgi
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Touring through this place is like visiting the mansions in Rhode Island. The outside is stunning and the inside is unique. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The guide was adequate. Mr. Price was quite a guy apparently.

1  Thank Tom_and_Jo_Ann
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I go there for the grounds and the view. I worked on the house about 45 years ago as a mason's laborer. I have been in love with this site ever since.

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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Went with my friend on a tour of the mansion of Fredrick Church at Olana. When entering the building, the guide had asked me to place my purse and camera bag on my belly so it does brush onto anything in the home. I am...More

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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