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


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

Black History and Culture

Discover Albany’s Black history, culture, and businesses year-round. Admire murals and public art projects by talented local... More 


Albany is home to grand historical buildings. More 

New York State Capitol

Discover the New York State Capitol. More 

Erie Canal Bicentennial

Find activities and events for Erie Canal Bicentennial. More 

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