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.

To learn more about the City of Albany's Cultural Heritage and Tourism Partnership, view our Cultural Heritage and Tourism Results Report


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Heritage Tourism Blog Posts

6 Historic Authors with Ties to Albany

6 Historic Authors with Ties to Albany

Albany's 400-year old history includes fascinating tales and interesting ties to many literary More

Famous Faces: Jack "Legs" Diamond

Famous Faces: Jack "Legs" Diamond

Albany is a 400-year old city with many fascinating tales of historical legends, infamous More

2019: A Look at the Year Ahead

2019: A Look at the Year Ahead

Goodbye 2018, hello 2019! It is going to be an exciting year for Albany County full of festivals, More

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