Visit Olana, a designated National Historic Landmark and the greatest masterpiece of Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), a preeminent American artist of the mid-19th century. Olana is the most intact 19th-century artist’s home, studio, and landscape in the United States. Church created Olana as a holistic environment integrating his advanced ideas about art, architecture, landscape design, and environmental conservation. Olana’s 250-acre artist-designed landscape features five miles of carriage roads and a Persian-inspired house with unrivaled panoramic views of the Hudson Valley, Catskill Mountains, and five surrounding states. The New York State Historic Site welcomes more than 170,000 visitors annually.
Guided walking and electric carriage tours of the historic landscape are available Friday through Sunday from 10 AM - 4 PM. Tours provide an in-depth look into Church’s integration of landscape and architecture, in the siting and design of the Main House, and his role as artist and landscape designer expressed through his master work, Olana. Purchasing tour tickets in advance is highly recommended by visiting OLANA.org. The public park is free and open to all daily 8:30 AM - sunset.