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Hudson Valley Treat

I haven’t been here since I was a kid. Not only do you get to see an amazing house and architecture... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
KABM1
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Albany, New York
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Cool site, but buy house tickets in advance

We went to visit this historic site, but learned that the main house requires a ticket, which were... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
jaylessman88
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Englewood, 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
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I haven’t been here since I was a kid. Not only do you get to see an amazing house and architecture but an art museum as well. Bring your camera because the views from the mountaintop are amazing. This place is great for families, couples,...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We went to visit this historic site, but learned that the main house requires a ticket, which were sold out when we arrived (buy in advance!). The grounds were free to access and enjoy, though, so we made the most of that. Grounds are very...More

Thank jaylessman88
Reviewed 7 July 2018

They have two types of house tours -- one is with a guide, the other is self guided. We took the self guided tour and was disappointed. Even though there were guides stationed in the rooms to answer questions it was hard to ask questions...More

Thank RoverPhiladelphia_PA
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Not only do you have the opportunity to see a beautiful property and learn some history of the area, but the view is just wonderful. A must see if you are in the area.

Thank BadgerRetirees
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We found out about this place by accident. The mansion is beautiful. The location, the architecture, the furnishings were wonderful to see. The house looks just the way it did when Frederick Church lived there. they give a very informative tour. Well worth a visit....More

Thank Ricmar60
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Great day to take a tour inside a unique home with interesting history, legendary art and stupendous views. Too hot to write (100+) but will say, if one has the least bit of interest in American art, a stop here is imperative. If you're going...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 2 July 2018

After visiting the Thomas Cole house and crossing over the Rip Van Winkle Bridge by foot. I managed to find the North Road entrance (pedestrian access only), make a right at the fork and walk over to the visitors center. There are miles of trail...More

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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

Thank NewJerseyFred
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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RosalindaG
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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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