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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.

Learn more about the City of Albany's Cultural Heritage and Tourism Partnership with our Cultural Heritage and Tourism Results Report

History

Albany has a rich history dating back more than 400 years. More 

Black History and Culture

Discover Albany’s Black history, culture, and businesses year-round. Admire murals and public art projects by talented local... More 

Architecture

Albany is home to grand historical buildings. More 

New York State Capitol

Discover the New York State Capitol. More 

Erie Canal Bicentennial

Find activities and events for Erie Canal Bicentennial. More 

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New York State Museum

Things To Do on a Rainy Day in Albany County

Are showers in the forecast for your trip to Albany? Don't let it rain on your parade! Discover More

Ten Broeck Mansion

Visit 10 Historic Homes & Heritage Sites in Albany County & Beyond

Albany County and the Capital Region are full of fascinating history waiting to be uncovered. From More

Shaker Heritage Society

Albany County Day Trip Itinerary: Colonie

History buffs, foodies and nature lovers will enjoy a day trip to the Town of Colonie. Plan a day More

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