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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Programming Preview: Prohibition in Albany

Programming Preview: Prohibition in Albany

The city of Albany experienced a period of mayhem once the Volstead Act of 1919 established More

Celebrate Historic Holidays in Albany

Celebrate Historic Holidays in Albany

Experience over 400 years of holiday history with a visit to Albany this season. Albany County's More

Haunted Tours, Spooky Sights & Ghostly Attractions in Albany

Haunted Tours, Spooky Sights & Ghostly Attractions in Albany

It's the most wonderful time of the year for fans of all things spooky and ghostly. Albany is a 400 More

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