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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

Erie Canal Bicentennial

Find activities and events for Erie Canal Bicentennial. More 

Architecture

Albany is home to grand historical buildings. More 

History

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

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Myers Residence Underground Railroad Education Center

New York’s Relation to Juneteenth

Written by Paul Stewart, Independent Researcher and Co-founder Underground Railroad Education Center More

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Albany County is Buzzing about Pollinators

National Pollinators Week is from June 19 to 27, 2021! It is a time to celebrate pollinators and More

The City of Albany, New York, 1868 by L.F. Tantillo

9 Len Tantillo Paintings at the Albany Institute & Corresponding Must-Visit Attractions

Header Photo: The City of Albany, New York, 1868, Len Tantillo, 1985, Acrylic on canvas, Collection More

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