Museums

Albany has a unique place in American history. Albany was a cradle of liberty during the American Revolution. (Did you know Alexander Hamilton walked these streets?) As the country grew, Albany became a site of important discovery. The telegraph, electric motor, and celluloid plastic were all pioneered here. Albany was also the point of origin for the first long distance airplane flight and the first passenger railroad. 

Trace our unique place in American history at the Albany Institute of History & Art, New York State Museum, Discover Albany Visitors Center, or any of our beloved heritage sites

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Where to Shop this Holiday Season in Albany

Where to Shop this Holiday Season in Albany

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8 Must-See Museum Exhibits for Fall and Winter 2019

8 Must-See Museum Exhibits for Fall and Winter 2019

From world-class institutions in downtown Albany, to unique museums a short drive away, there are a More

Famous Faces: Alexander Hamilton

Famous Faces: Alexander Hamilton

Albany is a 400-year old city with many fascinating tales of historical legends, infamous More

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