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Historic Cherry Hill
523 2 S. Pearl St, Albany
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 Established in 1867, this 108-acre Roman Catholic cemetery continues to serve hundreds of families today.
Irish American Heritage Museum
370 Broadway, Albany
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
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
18th-century mansion; living history programs and presentations on colonial New York.
Lebanon Valley Heritage Center
502 US Route 20, New Lebanon
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
19th-century home and surrounding landscape designed by Hudson River School artist, Frederic Edwin Church.
Old Stone Fort Museum Complex
145 Fort Rd, Schoharie
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
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 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 Home to a vast collection of paintings, furniture, and artifacts reflecting Schenectady’s rich past.
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
32 Catherine St, Albany
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
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
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
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 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
“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
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
One of the most historic homes in NYS; located on Van Schaick Island, at the junction of Hudson and Mohawk Rivers.
Albany Barn, Inc.
6 Second St, Albany
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.

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