Mobile Audio Tour


  • 40 miles north of Poughkeepsie/Highland
  • 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534, 518-828-0135 www.olana.org
  • Olana is the magnificent Persian style palace created by celebrated Hudson River School painter Frederic Church
  • Church's masterpiece of architecture and landscape was influenced by his travels to the Middle East as well as his aesthetic appreciation of the Hudson Valley
  • All of the family's original possessions remain in the house and studio, including sketches and paintings by Church and his mentor, Thomas Cole, as well as an array of exotic artifacts from Church's travels around the world
  • Church used the estate grounds as a three-dimensional canvas, creating a naturalistic landscape of incredible beauty
  • Explore the magnificent house and grounds, enjoy breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley, and visit the state-of-the-art education center for special programs and events
  • Our last stop is Schuyler Mansion