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Interesting River School Art Time Capsule

The site is the estate of Frederick Church one of the more famous "River School" artists who... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
61baberuth
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New York City, New York
Great Hudson Valley Site

This site is one of the jewels of New York State. The house is very interesting and guides are very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hamradio1957
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Pearl River, New York
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

a lovely old mansion built by Frederick Church who was one of the Hudson School of painters. Very whimsical in it's style offering a blend of Moorish and Oriental design influenced by Church's visits to North Africa and the Orient. Stunning views from the grounds.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Olana, Church's home is a living landscape painting. Rising well above the Hudson, he positioned and planted the trees, cleared the land to emphasize or frame the views of the river and surrounding countryside. Check the video by PBS station, WMHT for the complete story of this home and historic site.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ge32225
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Was with the family today. Spectacular view and history!! Unbelievable art in the form landscape. There is a great video that patrons should see prior to the tour and hiking the grounds. Absolutely delightful!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Cape-SoCal
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

The house was built by Frederick Church and family way back in early 1900's. His design for the house, how he built on to it his art work and some others, that show first of all, the views of the Hudson Valley from ATOP the mountain is great. TAKE PICTURES (no flash inside). The items inside the house are 90+ % ORIGINAL! This is a NY State Historic site. If it is a nice day do the riding tour of the 300 acres. Rainy stay with the house. Reserve ahead of time. The tours are limited and book up. Home tour about 75 min. If can, do the tour starting in May thru October. Then 2 floors open 7 days a week. Rest of year on 1st floor open and only on weekends.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

My wife and son and I went a few days ago to visit. Unfortunately I did not make a reservation to tour the interior of the house , wish that I had. We did however take the coach ride with our guide DAVID. He was wonderful and had interesting background information about the grounds and answered all our questions. If you are going hope you get David as a guide and do make reservations to see the interior of the house.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mike B
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