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WWW.ALBANY.ORG SEE & DO 15 Historic Cherry Hill 523 2 S. Pearl St, Albany 434-4791 historiccherryhill.org 1787 home of Catherine Putman and her Van Rensselaer ancestors; her life, which spanned the Civil War through WWII, is told through collections of thousands of objects, textiles, books, and photos. Visit website for tour information. Historic St. Agnes Cemetery 48 Cemetery Ave, Albany 463-0134 capitaldistrictcemeteries.org Established in 1867, this 108-acre Roman Catholic cemetery continues to serve hundreds of families today. Irish American Heritage Museum 370 Broadway, Albany 427-1916 irish-us.org Preserves and tells the story of the contributions of the Irish people and their culture in America, inspiring individuals to examine the importance of their own heritage as part of the American cultural mosaic. Iroquois Indian Museum 324 Caverns Rd, Howes Cave 296-8949 iroquoismuseum.org Unique, cultural destination that educates the public about Iroquois art, culture, and history; longhouse exterior; modern interior. Knickerbocker Mansion 132 Knickerbocker Rd, Schaghticoke 664-1700 knickmansion.com 18th-century mansion; living history programs and presentations on colonial New York. Lebanon Valley Heritage Center 502 US Route 20, New Lebanon 781-0038 lvheritagecenter.org Located in the Valley Plaza Mall, the Center uses displays, photographs, paintings and artifacts, to showcase the rich historical and environmental heritage of New Lebanon. Mabee Farm Historic Site 1080 Main St, Rotterdam Junction 887-5073 schenectadyhistorical.org Part of the Schenectady County Historical Society, the Mabee Farm offers visitors a glimpse back into the history of the Mohawk Valley. miSci - Museum of Innovation and Science 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady 382-7890 misci.org Dynamic destination celebrating science, invention, and imagination with a history of cutting-edge technology. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum 25 Main St, Cooperstown 607-547-7200, 888-425-5633 baseballhall.org Dedicated to fostering an appreciation of baseball by exhibiting and interpreting its collections, as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to the sport. New York Power Authority Visitors Center 1378 State Rte 30, N. Blenheim 287-6380, 800-724-0309 nypa.gov/vc/blengil.htm State of the art exhibits and interactive displays demonstrate how power is made and used. New York State Capitol Washington Ave & State St, Albany 474-2418 ogs.ny.gov Serves as the seat of government for NY since the 1880s. Tours available M-F 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 11 am & 1 pm by reservation. See website for more information. New York State Court of Appeals 20 Eagle St, Albany 455-7700 courts.state.ny.us 1842 Greek revival building; the capitals and bases of the five columns supporting the portico were copies of those of the ancient Greek Temple of Nike Apteros on the Acropolis. New York State Department of Education Building 89 Washington Ave, Albany 474-3852 nysed.gov Colossal structure north of the Capitol modeled after the Greek Temple the Parthenon; longest colonnade (36 Corinthian columns) in the U.S.; Henry Hornbostel-designed building, completed in 1912. New York State Executive Mansion 138 Eagle St, Albany 473-7521 ogs.ny.gov Home to NY’s governors and their families since 1875; free, one-hour tour available by appointment only Thursday 10 am & 2 pm; two-week advance reservation is required. New York State Museum Empire State Plaza, Albany 474-5877 nysm.nysed.gov The oldest and largest state museum in the nation, it has over 100,000 square feet of exhibitions and hosts a variety of free public programs for visitors of all ages. Olana State Historic Site 5720 Rte 9G, Hudson 828-0135 olana.org 19th-century home and surrounding landscape designed by Hudson River School artist, Frederic Edwin Church. Old Stone Fort Museum Complex 145 Fort Rd, Schoharie 295-7192 theoldstonefort.org Celebrates and preserves the legacy of NY’s beautiful Schoharie Valley; 300 years, seven buildings, hundreds of antiques. Pruyn House 207 Old Niskayuna Rd, Latham 783-1435 pruynhouse.org Estate of Casparus Francis Pruyn (1792-1846); Dutch ambiance radiates throughout this classic, beautifully restored house. Rensselaer County Historical Society - Hart-Cluett House & Carr Building 57 2nd St, Troy 272-7232 rchsonline.org Situated in the downtown Historic District of Troy, the museum features two adjacent, 19th- century, historically significant townhouses. Schenectady County Historical Society 32 Washington Ave, Schenectady 374-0263 schenectadyhistorical.org Home to a vast collection of paintings, furniture, and artifacts reflecting Schenectady’s rich past. Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site 32 Catherine St, Albany 269-4099 schuylerfriends.org Home of Revolutionary War Major-General Philip Schuyler and his family. Built between 1761 and 1765. Guided tours available upon request with 3-5 days notice. Shaker Heritage Society 25 Meeting House Rd, Albany 456-7890 shakerheritage.org Site of America’s first Shaker settlement; unique and peaceful setting featuring the 1848 meeting house, 1915 barn, Shaker herb garden, orchard, gift shop, and cemetery. St. Peter´s Episcopal Church 107 State St, Albany 434-3502 stpeterschurchalbany.org Founded in 1712, the current (1859) structure features elaborate stained glass, mosaic tile floors, and a marble altar all by world-famous artisans. State University of New York Plaza (SUNY) Broadway at the foot of State St, Albany suny.edu The Delaware and Hudson Railway erected this Marcus T. Reynolds building in 1915; boasts the largest working weathervane in the U.S., a replica of Henry Hudson’s Half Moon weighing about 800 lbs. The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence 194 Livingston Ave, Albany 432-4432 undergroundrailroadhistory.org Home to leading Capital Region abolitionists Stephen and Harriet Myers, the Residence is an active historic site celebrating local Underground Railroad activity and its relationship with us today. Tours available by appointment only. Stillwater Blockhouse Museum Rte 4, Stillwater 664-1847x39 stillwaterny.org “The Site of the Turning Point of the American Revolution”; Blockhouse displays photos, documents, and memorabilia telling the story of Stillwater´s historic past. USS Slater DE-766 Broadway & Quay St, Albany 431-1943 ussslater.org Only remaining WWII Destroyer Escort afloat in America; moored on the Hudson River and restored to WWII configuration; daily guided tours, youth group overnight camping, and historic location to hold naval reunions. Van Schaick Mansion 1 Van Schaick Ave, Cohoes 235-2699 vanschaickmansion.org One of the most historic homes in NYS; located on Van Schaick Island, at the junction of Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Albany Barn, Inc. 6 Second St, Albany 935-4858 albanybarn.org 22 low-cost live/work residences for artists as well as 13,500+ sq. ft. of multi-tenant creative arts spaces, including work and rehearsal suites, a dance studio, and digital media lab.