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SEE & DO
WWW.ALBANY.ORG
= Albany Heritage Tourism Sites = Seasonal
MUSEUMS & HISTORICAL SITES
Albany City Hall
24 Eagle St, Albany 434-5075 albanyny.org
Designed by famed architect, H.H. Richardson; completed in 1883; acclaimed by critics as one of the most beautiful buildings in America.
Albany County History Collaborative
436-9826 albanycountyhistory.org
Visit the history of Albany County’s towns and villages through the Albany County History Collaborative with featured events, tours and exhibits.
Albany County Historical Association -
Ten Broeck Mansion
9 Ten Broeck Pl, Albany
436-9826 tenbroeckmansion.org
Built in 1797-98 for General Abraham Ten Broeck and his wife, Elizabeth Van Rensselaer. This estate features beautiful gardens and period home. Tours available Th-F 10 am-4 pm and Sat-Sun 1 pm- 4 pm.
Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
25 Quackenbush Sq, Albany
434-0405, 800-258-3582 albany.org
Free; museum galleries offer a variety of permanent displays exploring the history of Albany from its beginnings to present day; special exhibits and events featuring the history and culture of the Capital Region are scheduled throughout the year. Home of the permanent USS Albany exhibit.
Albany Institute of History & Art
125 Washington Ave, Albany
463-4478 albanyinstitute.org
New York’s oldest museum. Collects, preserves, interprets, and promotes interest in the history, art, and culture of the Upper Hudson Valley Region, from Colonial history to contemporary art.
American Italian Heritage
Museum & Cultural Center
1227 Central Ave, Albany
435-1979 americanitalianmuseum.org
The largest Italian American museum in the east. The mission of the museum is to honor the Italian immigrants and tell their story.
Albany Rural Cemetery
Cemetery Ave, Albany
463-7017 albanyruralcemetery.org
One of the most beautiful and historic cemeteries in upstate NY; established 1844; resting place of former U.S. President, Chester A. Arthur, five Governors, three members of Congress, and dozens of other political figures.
Cathedral of All Saints
62 S. Swan Street, Albany
465-1342 thecathedralofallsaints.org
Built in the 1880’s, the Cathedral of All Saints is the central church of Albany and the seat of the Episcopal Bishop of Albany.
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
125 Eagle St, Albany
463-4447 cathedralic.com
This 1852 cathedral is the Bishop´s church in the Catholic Diocese of Albany; the oldest neo- Gothic cathedral in the country.
Children’s Museum of Science & Technology
250 Jordan Rd, Troy
235-2120 cmost.org
Only science center in Tech Valley designed specifically for kids and parents to explore, discover, and imagine the world of science.
Cohoes Falls
N. Mohawk St, Cohoes
743-2083 friendsofcohoesfalls.org
Key destination on the Mohawk Towpath National Scenic Byway; 2nd largest falls in NY; Mohawk River drops 90’ before its confluence with the Hudson.
Corning Tower Observation Deck
Entrance at Concourse Level, Corning Tower 474-2418 ogs.ny.gov
Observation deck on the 42nd floor offers breathtaking views of the county and surrounding mountain ranges. Open to the public M–F, 10 am-3:45 pm.
Crailo State Historic Site
91⁄2 Riverside Ave, Rensselaer
463-8738 nysparks.com/historic-sites
Historic, fortified brick house that tells the story of early Dutch inhabitants of the upper Hudson Valley; exhibits highlighting archaeological finds and special programs; reportedly the site where “Yankee Doodle” was penned.
Empire State Plaza & Art Collection
Empire State Plaza, Albany
474-2418 ogs.ny.gov
Nelson Rockefeller’s permanent contribution to the Albany skyline, this modern complex includes the Corning Tower, The Egg Center for the Performing Arts, the New York State Museum, Archives and Library, memorials, reflecting
pools and the largest public contemporary
art collection in the nation. The large indoor concourse is open to the public year round.
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
& Peebles Island State Park
PO Box 219, Waterford
237-7000 eriecanalway.org
Commemorates the impact of the Erie Canal on the creation of the American nation; 524-mile canal system encompasses 23 counties.
The Farmers’ Museum
5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown 607-547-1450 farmersmuseum.org Experience 19th-century rural and village life firsthand; preserves important examples of upstate NY architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock.
FASNY Museum of Firefighting
117 Harry Howard Ave, Hudson
822-1875 fasnyfiremuseum.com
With over 60 pieces of apparatus on exhibit, whether you’re a firefighter, a student of history or a family looking for a fun and educational day trip, you will not want to miss America’s interactive museum of firefighting!
Fenimore Art Museum
5798 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown 607-547-1400 fenimoreartmuseum.org Home to an exceptionally rich collection of American folk and decorative arts, American Indian art, 20th-century art, and photography.
First Church in Albany
110 N. Pearl St, Albany
463-4449 firstchurchinalbany.org Dutch-themed church (founded 1642); existing brick structure (1798) houses the oldest pulpit in America; oldest church in upstate NY.
Helderberg Quilt Barn Trail
hqbt.org
A self-driving tour that passes by barn quilts through the Helderberg Hilltowns of Berne, Knox, Rensselaerville, and Westerlo in western Albany County, New York.
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