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Olana State Historic Site

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Persian Fascination

They are sticky about having a reservation and limiting the number of people on a guided tour. I... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Armonk, New York
Worth the visit even if you’re not a Church fan

We really enjoyed our visit here. The house is beautiful and well stocked with interesting items... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Villa Park, Illinois
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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 30 August 2018

They are sticky about having a reservation and limiting the number of people on a guided tour. I lucked out. Docent knew a lot, and was open to questions. Tour included all floors so public rooms, private rooms and servant working areas. Great views of...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here. The house is beautiful and well stocked with interesting items from the family and time period. The kids enjoyed the garden and kinetic art installation below the garden. Definitely recommend this place when in the area.

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

This is such a treasure. Our guide, Paul, was very knowledgeable, and the entire experience (touring the house, walking the grounds, learning about Church and the history of the place) was rewarding in so many ways. I highly recommend it.

Thank Mihaela M
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I had seen brochures showing the tower and have been intrigued, wanting to visit for a while. It is as beautiful as shown, the building and the site. The current display of Moroccan clothing was very enjoyable as we had the chance to visit Morocco...More

Thank Memsochet
Reviewed 17 August 2018

A treasure in the Hudson Valley. We made reservations ahead of time and glad we did. even mid week they were almost full.. each tour is only about 10 people. Try to get there ahead of time and watch a short movie near the ticket...More

1  Thank deedee1951
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Luckily we had done our research ahead of time and knew to reserve a house tour. The views of the Hudson River and Catskills from the house are inspiring. The house is unique and the guided tour was informative but not as detailed as at...More

1  Thank Amy F
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This is a magnificent site. Enjoy the views and the grounds. Of course take a house tour early in the morning. Reserve online ahead of time. Outrageous and opulent. You must take pics. Go with friends and just knock yourself out.

1  Thank Mitchell F
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We visited on a humid day. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, but the interior was very dark-dark wallpaper, paint, flooring, even Mr. Church's paintings. It was not very well airconditioed. We were unfortunately underwhelmed by the visit, expecting more.

1  Thank mrmatt
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit amazing tour guide Luda was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I felt like I was taking back to thet Centry She answered all of our questions. I highly recommend to visit and learn and see amazing views and history

1  Thank itcgi
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Touring through this place is like visiting the mansions in Rhode Island. The outside is stunning and the inside is unique. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The guide was adequate. Mr. Price was quite a guy apparently.

1  Thank Tom_and_Jo_Ann
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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.
27 August 2016|
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Response from Esther32 | Reviewed this property |
Too far to walk. Not a far ride though
Caroline R
16 July 2016|
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Response from peter k | Reviewed this property |
Yes if on leashes