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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

Erie Canal Bicentennial

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Albany is home to grand historical buildings. More 


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

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Tulip Queen Blog Header Photo with Newspaper Clippings

Explore 1950s Tulip Queen Fashion with the Albany Institute of History & Art

The Albany Tulip Queen is a treasured tradition that dates back to the first-ever Tulip Festival in More

Downtown Albany State Street

6 Podcasts for Discovering Albany

Searching for a new way to discover Albany? Tune into a podcast! Capital Region residents and More

Flowers at Pine Hollow Arboretum

5 Ideas for Spring Day Trips in Albany County

Albany County is on the verge of spring! With the tulips beginning to bloom and the temperatures More

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