Albany Heritage Tourism

AHTAlbany was settled by the Dutch more than 400 years ago when Henry Hudson's ship, the Half Moon, first sailed up the river that now bears his name. Over the past four centuries, Albany has grown from a small Dutch settlement into New York State's Capital City in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley.

Though Albany has undergone massive physical and social changes over its long history, our commitment to preserving and celebrating our heritage is stronger than ever. The sites and attractions listed below highlight aspects of Albany's rich historic and heritage resources.

For an in-depth history of Albany and surrounding municipalities, view our History page.

  

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Upstate Arts & Culture Getaway: Hudson River School

Upstate Arts & Culture Getaway: Hudson River School

America’s first major art movement, the Hudson River School, was born a few miles South of Albany More

Discover Albany Digitally

Discover Albany Digitally

When it comes to learning tidbits of history, finding tucked-away local gems or simply exploring More

Celebrating Women's History Month

Celebrating Women's History Month

New York’s history is full of inspiring ladies who played a leading role in the national Women’s More

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