- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
My husband and I stopped by the visitor's center this morning. The ladies working there continued their conversation without so much as looking in our direction even as we looked around the gift shop and went into the room where the film was being shown. Rude. Suggestion...when a visitor enters the visitor's center, greet them.
My husband and I just made our second trip to Olana. I love the architecture, the colors used on the walls as well as the furnishings. It's a marvelous home on wonderful grounds with fabulous views. On my first visit I was so impressed with Church's studio. It really looked like Church could walk in and start painting. After that visit I would have given 5 stars, unfortunately, now I can only give it 3. Today his studio looks like a parlor with a few painting supplies scattered around. Very disappointing. I'd love to see the curators take out the piano and the sofa, put back the chaises and more of Church's painting paraphenalia. Still, it's worth visiting.
I visited this place while playing Ingress. It is stunningly beautiful, especially during sunset when the light illuminates the colorful mosaic tiles. Great views of the Hudson River too as it's perched high above on a hill. While here, take a ride across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge into Catskill, NY; see if you can find the star wars themed cat!