Olana State Historic Site
101 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
The painstakingly preserved former home of Frederic Edwin Church is now a museum hung with his paintings and those of his contemporaries from the Hudson River School, the romantic 19th-century movement. The exterior is thematically Middle Eastern, and the mixed motifs of the rooms inside reflect Church’s extensive world travels. Tours are offered at specific times, but you can also tour the expansive hilltop grounds yourself—check out the mobile self-guided tour you can download online.
Tips from locals
Walk the grounds and the property hiking trails for free from sun up to sun down. Best view of the Hudson River and Valley! One of our favorite places to see the sun set. Tours of Frederick Church's historic home are $12 and sell out well in advance.
Olana State Historic Site is a historic house museum and property in Greenport, New York, near the city of Hudson. The estate was home to Frederic Edwin Church, one of the major figures in the Hudson River School of landscape painting. The centerpiece of Olana is an eclectic villa which overlooks…
Incredible home of one of the founding painters of the Hudson River School.
Home and studio of Hudson River School painter Frederick Church. Grounds have beautiful trails with views of the Hudson River.
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“The home of Frederick Edwin Church, key figure in the Hudson River School of painting. Stunning setting and a significant example of neo-moorish architecture. Really worth a visit! ”
- 35 locals recommend
“A local farm restaurant and coffee shop, also selling provisions and local crafts. A bit off the track but worth the trouble. Good grub and jolly atmosphere.”
- 5 locals recommend