He also did his best to turn the farm into a place of quiet inspiration and contemplation.
Olana is a public park and historic site, and it’s free to visit the property, but you can elevate your trip by attending a ticketed event or tour of the house or landscape.
People come from all over the world to look at Frederic Church’s art collection, picnic on Olana’s restored landscape, and learn the history behind this breathtaking spot.
The Short Version: Situated on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River, Frederic Church’s Olana is a 250-acre marvel in the state of New York.
The panoramic views, historic studio, and quaint carriage roads immerse visitors in the beauty captured by Frederic Edwin Church, an influential American artist active in the late 19th century.
He was an adventurer: he visited the Andean Mountains twice to see equatorial volcanoes along the cordilleras.