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Olana State Historic Site

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Inspiring Olana

This was a day trip well spent. What an experience! The landscape of Olana was beautiful. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mary L
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Interesting Home with History

Olana SHS is near Hudson, NY. Great views of the Hudson River, nice flower gardens and filled with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Houston, TX
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a day trip well spent. What an experience! The landscape of Olana was beautiful. The walking tour guide shared a lot of the history of how the landscape inspired Frederick E. Church’s paintings. Today the conservancy works to preserve the landscape to look...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Olana SHS is near Hudson, NY. Great views of the Hudson River, nice flower gardens and filled with local history. Tours are well worth the money and most informative. Worth the visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating mansion by one of the Hudson River painters - this Moorish architecture is beautful and the setting over the Hudson is breathtaking. Frederic Church, the artist, painted from his view and it's stunning.

2  Thank KARENSK_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frederick Church traveled with his family to the Middle East including Persia (iran) and came back with sketches, paintings costumes and memories which he eventually incorporate in his amazing castle by the Hudson. Surrounded by the views that he loved of the Hudson and the...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Original paintings in the original house of Frederick Church. Excellent guided tour. The view from the house of the Hudson River is worth the trip. Beautiful gardens. Cute store. I’ve been twice and I plan to return.

Thank caillini
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Took our dog. Met friends who brought their dog. Doesn’t cost anything to park by the historic house and walk around. Great small flower garden. Walk down the hill to the wide gravel path that looks over the river with glens with picnic tables. Love...More

1  Thank Lady M
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome. So many trail to hike and things to see. Exploring the grounds of this place was amazing! The art work is beautiful, the garden was gorgeous, I definitely want to come back here again soon!

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

We were going to spend a couple of days in the Hudson NY area and booked an early reservation for the Olana house tour (which cost about $10pp). We arrived a bit early and watched a nice video about the history of the artist, the...More

Thank drjeff77
Reviewed 31 August 2018

I highly recommend the self tour. It is less expensive and each room has it's own historian! Some of the grounds were off limits because of construction, but if you like art and history of the region .... visit! Go on a clear day....views are...More

1  Thank mwinegeek
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Went to the summer market at Olana last week. It was the first of what I hope will be an annual event. There were challenges. Parking was tricky but we figured it out as we were leaving. Booths were clearly juried. Very interesting things to...More

Thank John B
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30 October 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.
28 August 2016|
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Response from Esther32 | Reviewed this property |
Too far to walk. Not a far ride though
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16 July 2016|
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Response from peter k | Reviewed this property |
Yes if on leashes