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Olana State Historic Site

5720 State Route 9g, Hudson, NY 12534-4129
+1 518-828-0135
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Historic Excellence

I brought my grandchildren here for a historical visit. They were amazed how evrrything, including... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
doobydobber
Historical home

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and gardens. Glad we had a chance to visit. Tour guide was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Danik46
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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 design, with five miles of carriage roads and a Persian-inspired house at its summit, embracing unrivaled panoramic views of the vast Hudson River Valley. Today, visitors can experience an array of activities, from meandering through the 250 acre artist designed landscape, to taking a tour of the house and surrounding landscape, to viewing the changing exhibitions both in the main house and a gallery devoted to contemporary photography. They can see a 17 minute award-winning video on the property and a permanent orientation exhibit. They can also participate in a variety of educational programs in the Wagon House Education Center, including a free backpack program that includes a variety of projects for children.
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5720 State Route 9g, Hudson, NY 12534-4129
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought my grandchildren here for a historical visit. They were amazed how evrrything, including the house was well kept, as well as the history behind it. This is a nice place to come to, no matter how old or young you are

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and gardens. Glad we had a chance to visit. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Nice ride from on Hyde Ozark through the countryside.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove an hour to get here from Lenox and were hoping it would be worth it. It totally was. You have to reserve a time, but I think you can risk it and get lucky if people with reservations don’t show up. The tour...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Despite summer landscaping projects, the visit was all we hoped for with a docent in every room overflowing with relevant history and details. The landscape tour was equally rewarding and addressed the property landscape, and the neighboring areas seen from the hilltop. We accidentally timed...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

My husband and I recently got married in the Hudson Valley and had the opportunity to visit Olana with some of our family and friends. Olana is truly awe inspiring! We would highly recommend anyone visiting the Hudson Valley to stop and see Olana's stunning...More

Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Our docent, Dave, was quite knowledgeable about each artifact, Church, his family, and his contemporaries. Olana is a unique part of our history. We toured the main floor, but it is too early (and rainy) to tour the grounds. We'll definitely go back when the...More

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Art lovers must see place for its history and perspective on art in the US. Church’s home, created by his vision, shows off his genius with a sculpted mountain to aid his art and personal enjoyment. He was a rock star for his time- a...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

It is worth the effort to reserve house tour tickets ahead of time. Our docent Barbara was quite knowledgeable and entertaining. The interior is much as it would have been when Church lived there. The house is situated to take advantage of the river view....More

Thank Lynne C
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Nice place to stop and see. Cool building and grounds. Enjoyed the gift shop area. Local items for sale.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The home of Frederick Church, Olana stands high on the banks of the Hudson and features lovely views both inside and outside of the house. Church's eclectic influences and beautiful creations are featured through the House, so many custom touches to suit his temperament and...More

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RosalindaG
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.
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JTayj
27 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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Caroline R
16 July 2016|
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Response from peter k | Reviewed this property |
Yes if on leashes
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