Albany Heritage Tourism
Albany 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.
World War I
New York State played an important role in the war efforts for the First World War overseas and on the homefront.
New York State had a leading role in the national Women's Suffrage Movement.
Erie Canal Bicentennial
The original Erie Canal, constructed between 1817 and 1825, connected Albany on the Hudson River, with Buffalo, a small emerging village at the eastern end of Lake Erie.
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