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

7 Ways to Discover Albany's Spooky Side & Haunted Past

7 Ways to Discover Albany's Spooky Side & Haunted Past

Photo Header Credit: Amityphotos October in Albany conjures up supernatural spirits, sinister scares More

6 Contemporary Writers with Ties to Albany

6 Contemporary Writers with Ties to Albany

Photo Header: Kenmore Hotel (featured in William Kennedy's novels) Many contemporary authors, More

Fall in Love with 12 Festivals in Albany this Autumn

Fall in Love with 12 Festivals in Albany this Autumn

Saying farewell to summer is always bittersweet, but the crisp Autumn air brings tons of fun to More

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