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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Virtually Discover New York's History, Art, Culture & More

Virtually Discover New York's History, Art, Culture & More

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20 Reasons to Discover Albany in 2020

20 Reasons to Discover Albany in 2020

Add Albany to your 2020 travel bucket list! With dynamic experiences, special events and new More

8 Can't-Miss Holiday Events in Albany

8 Can't-Miss Holiday Events in Albany

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