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.

Learn more about Albany's culinary capital at one of the local food events in 2018.

Tastes and Traditions

With so many restaurants to visit and enjoy, Albany is already a foodie's paradise. This year, our partners from our... More

Erie Canal

Erie Canal Bicentennial

The original Erie Canal, constructed between 1817 and 1825, connected Albany on the Hudson River, with Buffalo, a small emerging village at the... More

Suffrage museum display

Women's Suffrage

New York State had a leading role in the national Women's Suffrage Movement. More

How Old is Albany?


 

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4 Historical Sites to Visit for Black History Month

4 Historical Sites to Visit for Black History Month

With Black History Month approaching in February, there will be many opportunities to learn more More

Oldest, Biggest, Last Remaining... in Albany!

Oldest, Biggest, Last Remaining... in Albany!

Since Albany is one of the country’s oldest cities (that’s right—older than Boston or NYC), it More

2018: A Look at the Year Ahead

2018: A Look at the Year Ahead

Happy New Year! 2018 is set to be an exciting year for Albany County with an abundance of fun More