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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Family-Friendly Fun in Albany County

Family-Friendly Fun in Albany County

Albany County is a playground for the whole family! The region is full of kid-friendly attractions, More

Explore Albany by Tour

Explore Albany by Tour

With centuries-old history to uncover, scenic waterways to adventure, an evolving culinary scene to More

Upstate Arts & Culture Getaway: Hudson River School

Upstate Arts & Culture Getaway: Hudson River School

America’s first major art movement, the Hudson River School, was born a few miles South of Albany More

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