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Historic Cherry Hill
523 1⁄2 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
The African Burial Ground, formerly the Schuyler Flatts Burial Ground Project was created to pay tribute to the discovered remains of 14 formerly enslaved Africans; to honor these souls with dignity and respect by telling their story.
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.
Lansing Manor Historic House Museum
1378 State Rte 30, North Blenheim 800-724-0309
Part of the Schoharie County Historical Society. On site at the NYPA Visitors Center is Lansing Manor, an early American country estate
filled with authentic furnishings from the 19th century.
Lebanon Valley Heritage Center
502 US Rte 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
Serves as the seat of government for NY since the 1880s. Tours available M-F 10 am,
12 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm starting in the Capitol’s State Street Lobby and on Saturdays starting at the Plaza Visitor Center 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. Tours on the second Saturday of each month, 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm.
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 Thursdays, September to June, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm & 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 galleries feature Uncle Sam, Industry & Transportation including a rare 19th century carriage, assorted historic themes & 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.
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.
Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon
202 Shaker Rd, New Lebanon
In 1859 the world’s largest stone barn was constructed by one of America’s most progressive Utopian societies, the American Shakers, and is still standing for public viewing at the Historic Mount Lebanon Shaker Village in New Lebanon, NY.
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. Public programs scheduled throughout the year.
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