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Olana State Historic Site

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Went to the summer market at Olana last week. It was the first of what I hope will be an annual... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
John B
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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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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
Anise2014
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Armonk, New York
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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
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Went to the summer market at Olana last week. It was the first of what I hope will be an annual event. There were challenges. Parking was tricky but we figured it out as we were leaving. Booths were clearly juried. Very interesting things to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank onecoolraisin
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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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