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We welcome you to explore the fascinating history and magnificent architecture of Albany by embarking on a self-guided walking tour of the city's historic downtown district.
The tours begin at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, located at the corner of Broadway and Clinton Avenue. Parking is available behind the Visitors Center via Spencer Street off Broadway. Be sure to visit the Center's exhibit gallery that highlights Albany's history, and to shop for Albany gift items and locally made products in the gift shop.
The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center self-guided walking tours were made possible through funds from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation - Heritage Area Program. http://www.nysparks.state.ny.us/
Tour the CapitolDownload a Walking Tour of the New York State Capitol brochure here. A Self-Guided Tour of the NYS Captiol is available by using the following audio files and map.
(Note: live-streaming in the Capitol can be unreliable - if possible, download and save the files to your audio-device before your visit.)
Capitol Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed weekends and holidays.
NYS Capitol tour
Tour Schuyler Mansion
In the Footsteps of Philip Schuyler is an audio walking tour inspired by the physical and cultural changes that have taken place in the city Philip Schuyler once called home. Using a combination of sound-art and narration, the tour seeks to offer more than a recitation of facts; rather, it hopes to stimulate an imaginative link to the environment of 1765.