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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2019: A Look at the Year Ahead

2019: A Look at the Year Ahead

Goodbye 2018, hello 2019! It is going to be an exciting year for Albany County full of festivals, More

Must-See Sights at the Empire State Plaza

Must-See Sights at the Empire State Plaza

A trip to Albany would not be complete without seeing New York's grand Capitol Building and the More

Upstate Arts & Culture Getaway: Hudson River School

Upstate Arts & Culture Getaway: Hudson River School

America’s first major art movement, the Hudson River School, was born a few miles South of Albany More

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