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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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Amazing Views and a Rich History

It had been more than 25 years since we had been to Olana. The house and grounds are as... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Mark M
South Orange, New Jersey
Excellent tour; views and house”

A must see mansion on the Hudson River located in Hudson NY. The exterior has been lovingly... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
New Jersey
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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 June 2018

It had been more than 25 years since we had been to Olana. The house and grounds are as magnificent as we remembered. Even better, more of the house is open to the public than was true 25+ years ago. Our tour guide knew her...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 25 June 2018

A must see mansion on the Hudson River located in Hudson NY. The exterior has been lovingly restored and the interior is virtually untouched since it was built in near pristine condition. Fully furnished with all original furnishings and art work. A long and very...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

I brought my grandchildren here for a historical visit. They were amazed how evrrything, including the house was well kept, as well as the history behind it. This is a nice place to come to, no matter how old or young you are

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and gardens. Glad we had a chance to visit. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Nice ride from on Hyde Ozark through the countryside.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We drove an hour to get here from Lenox and were hoping it would be worth it. It totally was. You have to reserve a time, but I think you can risk it and get lucky if people with reservations don’t show up. The tour...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Despite summer landscaping projects, the visit was all we hoped for with a docent in every room overflowing with relevant history and details. The landscape tour was equally rewarding and addressed the property landscape, and the neighboring areas seen from the hilltop. We accidentally timed...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

My husband and I recently got married in the Hudson Valley and had the opportunity to visit Olana with some of our family and friends. Olana is truly awe inspiring! We would highly recommend anyone visiting the Hudson Valley to stop and see Olana's stunning...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Our docent, Dave, was quite knowledgeable about each artifact, Church, his family, and his contemporaries. Olana is a unique part of our history. We toured the main floor, but it is too early (and rainy) to tour the grounds. We'll definitely go back when the...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Art lovers must see place for its history and perspective on art in the US. Church’s home, created by his vision, shows off his genius with a sculpted mountain to aid his art and personal enjoyment. He was a rock star for his time- a...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

It is worth the effort to reserve house tour tickets ahead of time. Our docent Barbara was quite knowledgeable and entertaining. The interior is much as it would have been when Church lived there. The house is situated to take advantage of the river view....More

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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