The process of remembering itself has a past, traced in art, mementos, design - and the land itself. Join these special guided immersive tours exploring traditions of memory and memorialization in the upper Hudson Valley region. Start with a tour of the 1798 Ten Broeck Mansion, learning how the Anglo-Dutch Ten Broecks preserved family memories, in art, documents, and traditions - extending to their family burial practices. Program includes a guided tour of the Ten Broeck Mansion and grounds, with a viewing of special artifacts. Continue your tour to the Albany Rural Cemetery, and take a guided tour to learn the history of grave markers and cemetery design in Albany from the 1600s-1800. A unique, deeply meaningful tour presenting two of Albany's finest historic sites and landscapes.
Memory & Memorialization Immersion Tour:
Start at noon: Ten Broeck Mansion (until 1:00 pm)
We suggest you reserve an additional 15-20 minutes to explore the 4 acre historic landscape and gardens
2 pm - 3 pm: Guided tour of the Albany Rural Cemetery, starting at 2 pm. Meet at Chapel. Enter through Main Gate, off Broadway (Rt 32, Menands), and drive down Cemetery Avenue.
Important tour information:
all visitors will be expected to comply with site regulations for COVID-19 including wearing masks and practicing social distancing.
please note: historic sites have uneven walkways and historic staircases; walking shoes recommended.
children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
please ensure you leave enough time to travel between sites (about 11 minutes driving). Tours start promptly.
tours are held rain or shine.
parking: the Ten Broeck Mansion has ample free parking in an off-street lot off of Livingston Avenue. Albany Rural Cemetery has ample free parking.
Please visit site websites for directions and parking information (printed directions will be provided upon request):
Ten Broeck Mansion: www.tenbroeckmansion.org
Albany Rural Cemetery www.albanyruralcemetery.org
Due to the special nature of these tours, we are unable to offer refunds or member discounts. Your admission fee helps maintain these important historic sites.
Header images (l to r): Albany Rural Cemetery marker (detail); Inscription, Abraham Ten Broeck Prayer Book, collections ACHA.