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Olana State Historic Site

5720 State Route 9g, Hudson, NY 12534-4129
+1 518-828-0135
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Cool Estate and Beautiful Views

I was looking for something unique to do with a friend from the Lake George area while I was... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2017
NYCaliKara
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
SO GLORIOUS

Go do this! what a great experience- worth it- also took the electric carriage tour of the... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2017
autumn c
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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 October 10, 2017

I was looking for something unique to do with a friend from the Lake George area while I was visiting home in Albany, NY. I had very briefly been to the Hudson area four years ago and thinking it had a cool liberal vibe for...More

Thank NYCaliKara
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Go do this! what a great experience- worth it- also took the electric carriage tour of the grounds... they are expansive

1  Thank autumn c
Reviewed October 7, 2017

I'm a huge Thomas Cole fan, so I had to see Olana. Bright and colorful mix between an art museum and a history museum.

Thank MacKenzie H
Reviewed October 3, 2017

I have little patience for being herded through these dusty old estates with all of their re-assembled attempts at authenticity, but Olana is a place to itself, astonishingly beautiful in its setting and vividly immediate and authentic in nearly every way. Nearly everything in the...More

Thank lbloom616
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Olana is a restored property of Frederic Church, the Early American Artist who used his talents and influence to foster an art style in his own lifetime. The house is interesting inside and out. Heavily influenced by Persian design, it is unique in it's appearance...More

Thank corptool
Reviewed September 18, 2017

This house is a quadruple hit. For general interest, the location is stunning and worth visiting for its beautiful grounds and view of the Catskills, the Hudson River, and the Berkshires. The house itself is an exotic folly, also worth seeing simply for the architecture....More

1  Thank GilBagnell
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

I have seen Photos of Olana in books and have always been curious about it. I was pleasantly surprised that it it was just 5 minutes away from Hudson, NY. First time I went my friends and I were denied entry because we hadn't made...More

Thank malujai
Reviewed September 15, 2017

First of all, it is a miracle in the making. This classic historic home, belonging to Frederic Church, was almost lost to us. Church was one of the most important artists of the Hudson River School. Through monumental effort, the house, its grounds and most...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed September 11, 2017

The grounds alone are worth the trip to this historic site, but the interior of the house is full of wonderful history and family memories. After the tour, explore the grounds with knowledge of what the property meant to family members.

Thank Betsy M
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

So much to do here. Grounds are incredibly beautiful. Lots of dogs enjoying big walks. Carriage rides and walking trails. Church's home is interesting, especially when you get a good tour guide. Always a treat!

Thank kathleen s
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RosalindaG
October 30, 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
August 27, 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
July 16, 2016|
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Response from peter k | Reviewed this property |
Yes if on leashes
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