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Historic Cherry Hill

  • 523 1/2 S Pearl St Albany, NY 12202
  • Albany Metro
  • Overview

    Historic Cherry Hill tells a story of America through the lives and experiences of five generations of an Albany, New York household. One of Albany's most recognizable landmarks, Cherry Hill was built in 1787 for the household of Philip and Maria Van Rensselaer and continuously lived in until 1963 by extended family, enslaved people, descendants, and servants—who left artifacts, documents, and stories behind.

    School Programs Offered*

    Outreach Programs to Schools:
    --The Cherry Hill Case (grades 4 & 5)
    --Hudson River Trading Game (grades 4 & 5)
    Onsite School Programs:
    --Mining the Untold Stories, up to 3 site field trip in partnership with Schuyler Mansion & the Underground Railroad Education Center (grades 4 & 5, 7 & 8)
    --1827 Murder at Cherry Hill interactive tour (grades 7-college)
    --Other tours & activities tailored to your classroom needs (pre-k thru college)
    Presentations (remote or in-person):
    --The Cherry Hill Household, 1860s-1880s (grades 4 & 5)
    --1827 Murder at Cherry Hill (grade 7-college)
    --Agency & Identity: Cherry Hill's Would-Be Sisters (grade 11-college)
    --The Knapp Family: Kinship & Struggle for Autonomy (grade 11-college)

    * Programs subject to change. Email or call organization for the most current school program information.

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    • Monday Hours: Closed
    • Tuesday Hours: Closed
    • Wednesday Hours: 1-4pm
    • Thursday Hours: Closed
    • Friday Hours: Closed
    • Saturday Hours: 1-4pm
    • Sunday Hours: Closed
    • Tour Times: 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm, Wednesday and Saturday
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    • Admission Fee: $5 adults; $4 seniors and college students; $ children 6-17; Free 5 and under
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