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“Romantic historical Olana”

Olana State Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Hudson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 design, with five miles of carriage roads and a Persian-inspired house at its summit, embracing unrivaled panoramic views of the vast Hudson River Valley. Today, visitors can experience an array of activities, from meandering through the 250 acre artist designed landscape, to taking a tour of the house and surrounding landscape, to viewing the changing exhibitions both in the main house and a gallery devoted to contemporary photography. They can see a 17 minute award-winning video on the property and a permanent orientation exhibit. They can also participate in a variety of educational programs in the Wagon House Education Center, including a free backpack program that includes a variety of projects for children.
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Reviewed 6 November 2004

I attended a lawn wedding at Olana this summer and was awed by the incredible, magnificent view of the Hudson river and surrounding Catskill mountains. Olana itself was fascinating with original well known Church paintings such as "Niagara" and "Petra" on display. The original furnishings/family treasures are arranged just as the Church family would have used them at the time they occupied the home. Olana is one of the most romantic historical homes I have visited on the Hudson river. Definately worth the time one may spend there. J. Shaw

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