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Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center

  • 25 Quackenbush Sq (Corner of Broadway & Clinton Ave.)
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: (518) 434-1217
  • Fax: (518) 434-0887
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The building that originally served as a water pumping station, now serves as a staffed tourist information center that provides an orientation to the City of Albany.
The museum galleries offers a variety of permanent displays exploring the history of Albany from 1609 to present day and the USS Albany Heritage Exhibit featuring ships named for the capital city from 1846 to the present. In addition, special exhibits and events featuring the history and culture of the Capital Region are scheduled throughout the year. A self-guided walking tour is available in print and in audio format downloadable at www.albany.org
The Albany Gift Shop located at the Visitors Center offers unique Albany gift items and product handmade by local artisans.
The Henry Hudson Planetarium, located at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center offers public planetarium shows the third Saturday of every month, and for groups by reservation.
The Visitors Center is open daily.

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  • Monday Hours: April-Nov, 9am-4pm; Dec-March, 9am-3pm
  • Tuesday Hours: April-Nov, 9am-4pm; Dec-March, 9am-3pm
  • Wednesday Hours: April-Nov, 9am-4pm; Dec-March, 9am-3pm
  • Thursday Hours: April-Nov, 9am-4pm; Dec-March, 9am-3pm
  • Friday Hours: April-Nov, 9am-4pm; Dec-March, 9am-3pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10am-3pm
  • Sunday Hours: 11am-3pm
  • Tour Times: Programs and pricing vary, visit www.albany.org/visitors-center
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Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Conference Room 24 X 17   0     408     0     0     0     0  
Henry Hudson Planetarium 29 X 29   0     841     60     0     0     0  
Garden Courtyard 95 X 20   0     1900     50     30     30     75  
Building Blocks/Storytelling Room 47 X 24   0     1128     30     30     30     50  

Albany Bootlegger Tour

  • October 07, 2017
  • Address: 25 Quackenbush Sq (Corner of Broadway & Clinton Ave.), Albany, NY 12207

Notorious bootlegger, John 'Legs' Diamond met his end in Albany, NY. Was he 'offed' by rival gangster, Dutch Schultz? Was it a 'hit' organized by hi... View Details

Cityscapes: Paintings and Photographs by David Hinchen

  • September 15, 2017
  • Address: 25 Quackenbush Sq (Corner of Broadway & Clinton Ave.), Albany, NY 12207
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

David's artwork explores the mood and sense of place that old buildings create within our lives. His paintings and photographs celebrate the visually... View Details

Guided Walking Tour

  • May 11, 2017 - October 12, 2017
  • Address: 25 Quackenbush Sq (Corner of Broadway & Clinton Ave.), Albany, NY 12207
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 2nd Thursday

A guided walking tour highlighting downtown Albany's historic places and magnificent architecture. Tours depart from the Albany Visitors Center. Publi... View Details

Guided Walking Tour

  • April 28, 2017 - October 27, 2017
  • Address: 25 Quackenbush Sq (Corner of Broadway & Clinton Ave.), Albany, NY 12207
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 4th Friday

Guided walking tour highlighting downtown Albany's historic places and magnificent architecture. Tour departs from the Albany Visitors Center. Public... View Details

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