Olana announces reopening with launch of new outdoor tours 

Olana in the spring (photo by Peter Aaron)

Frederic Church’s Olana announces the restart of public programs with new Olana outdoor tours. While the park has been continuously open, public programs were suspended due to COVID-19. Now, new outdoor, limited-attendance tours follow NYS Department of Health guidelines and represent the first phase in reopening public tours and providing educational experiences for visitors. 

The Olana outdoor tours present Olana as a holistic environment by exploring Olana’s historic architecture and 250-acre landscape and engaging with the themes central to work of Frederic Church and his fellow Hudson River School artists.

 “Olana is committed to playing a central role in art and culture in the Hudson Valley and we are excited about these new expanded tour offerings which will serve as inspiration for all audiences and communities,” said Amy Hausmann, director of Olana State Historic Site. “The spectacular home and landscape created by Frederic Church celebrates the beauty of the Hudson Valley and Catskills. We love that so many visitors enjoy Olana as a place of refuge and we are excited to share these new outdoor tours which provide a deeper understanding of this remarkable cultural treasure.”

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For more information about membership or to order tickets online, visit www.OLANA.org. During tour hours, the Olana Museum Store offers a pop-up store for safe, outdoor shopping. Or, shop online at shop.OLANA.org.