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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
After seeing this historic home on "Treasures of NY", we decided to take a trip to see this home built by Frederic Church, member of the Hudson School of Art. The home is perched on top of hill, fabulous views. However, the home is dark...More
Such a beautiful mansion and gorgeous Hudson river views. I have toured the grounds and the mansion. I recommend stopping here. The guides were lovely and extremely knowledgeable. I will definitely be back!!
Visited on an overcast afternoon, which was a big mistake. The windows of the already dim rooms are always shaded and much of Church’s art work is in shadows in the corners, beyond the cordoned-off space for visitors. Instead of providing a solidly cohesive narrative/story...More
Amazing views and an eclectic moorish influenced house create an interesting hour+ experience. Take the tour and enjoy the art and artifact collection-very interesting and a varied view of beauty in the collected works and items
I haven’t been here since I was a kid. Not only do you get to see an amazing house and architecture but an art museum as well. Bring your camera because the views from the mountaintop are amazing. This place is great for families, couples,...More
We went to visit this historic site, but learned that the main house requires a ticket, which were sold out when we arrived (buy in advance!). The grounds were free to access and enjoy, though, so we made the most of that. Grounds are very...More
They have two types of house tours -- one is with a guide, the other is self guided. We took the self guided tour and was disappointed. Even though there were guides stationed in the rooms to answer questions it was hard to ask questions...More
We found out about this place by accident. The mansion is beautiful. The location, the architecture, the furnishings were wonderful to see. The house looks just the way it did when Frederick Church lived there. they give a very informative tour. Well worth a visit....More