We take the health and safety of our staff and visitors very seriously and are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 (the coronavirus) on an ongoing basis. Our top priority is the well-being of our team, our patrons and our community.Please note that New York State Parks remain open. Access to Olana’s 250-acre landscape is free. The park is open every day from 8 AM to sunset.Based on current New York State Department of Health guidance, we have suspended all public programs and tours at this time. We will resume tours as soon as the health situation permits. We will update Olana.org and our social media feed regularly.We encourage you to explore Frederic Church’s designed landscape with five miles of carriage roads as a way to enjoy the outdoors and help relieve feelings of anxiety and stress.While enjoying outdoor spaces, please continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/State Department of Health (DOH) guidelines for preventing the spread of colds, flu, and COVID-19:
Stay home if you are sick, or showing or feeling any COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, coughing, and/or troubled breathing;Practice social distancing by keeping at least six (6) feet of distance between yourself and others, even when outdoors; Avoid close contact, such as shaking hands, hugging, or high-fives; Wash hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available; and Avoid unnecessary contact with surfaces that are often touched, such as doorknobs and handrails.
DEC and State Parks also encourage visitors to State Parks, State Lands, and other parks to:
Stay local and keep visits short;
Visit in small groups limited to immediate household members;
Maintain distance from others while in places where people tend to congregate, such as parking lots.
New York State Parks staff have taken additional precautions to create a safe environment by increasing cleaning protocols for public spaces. We are deeply grateful to our crew who is working to protect Olana and make it safe and available to our community
"Visiting the house and landscape at Olana transports you to the world of Frederick Church, a core member of the Hudson River School. You can feel the painter’s hand and eye—and his love for this place—in every inch of the house and the landscape, which he created with the help of Calvert Vaux. His sensitivity for that Hudson Valley light we still treasure and his tremendous sense of place are a constant inspiration. Plus, we love those striped awnings!! Bring a picnic and stay a while."
“Visiting this estate, you to step back in time and soak in views that Hudson River School painter that inspired the work of Frederic E. Church."