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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If Walls Could Talk: The Pruyn House

Building was constructed between 1825 and 1830 Constructed by : Casparus Francis Pruyn Original Purpose : Summer... More

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If Walls Could Talk - Myers Residence

By Mary Liz Stewart   Year of construction - 1847 Constructed by - Unknown Original purpose - Personal residence Current owner - Underground... More

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If Walls Could Talk: Ten Broeck Mansion

Year buildings was constructed : 1798 Constructed by : Unknown, although some believe Thomas Hooker. Original purpose : Home for Abraham Ten Broeck, Revolutionary War General and... More