Albany City Hall
- Romanesque structure built by H.H. Richardson in 1881. Inside are several murals
and carvings and the Common Council Room.
Albany, NY 12207
Heritage Visitors Center - Hands-on exhibits, activity room and gift shop.
daily orientation presentation about Albany. Walking and driving tours. Open daily
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Corner of Broadway and Clinton Avenue
Albany, NY 12207
Crailo State Historic Site - Former home of Van Rensselaers is now
a museum of Hudson Valley Dutch culture. Open April-October on Wednesday-Saturday
from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Free.
9 1/2 Riverside Ave.
Executive Mansion - Official residence of the governor of New York State.
Built in 1850 as a private home, it was rented and then purchased by the state.
Art collection represents many periods of art history from the revolution to the
present day. Tours available on Thursdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 518-473-7521 two
weeks in advance to make reservations.
138 Eagle St.
Cherry Hill - Home to five generations of one family from 1787 through
1963. Tour depicts the changes and continuities experienced by the family, and
highlight their 20,000 objects. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m; Sunday 1-3
p.m. Closed in January. $3.50 adults and $1 children 6-17.
523 1/2 S. Pearl
Albany, NY 12202
York State Capitol - Built between 1867 and 1899, the building has intricate
and elaborate carvings. Tour includes million dollar staircase, legislative and
executive chambers. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Free guided
tours Monday-Friday hourly 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday at 10 a.m., noon, 2
p.m., 3 p.m. Visitors Assistance Office, Room 106
Empire State Plaza
Arena - Home to the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League, the
Albany Firebirds of the Arena Football League, and the Siena Saints MAAC basketball
team. Also hosts concerts, ice shows and trade shows. Seats up to 17,500.
51 S. Pearl St.
Albany, NY 12207
House - Restored 1830's house and barn. Available for tours. concerts,
exhibits, receptions, civic organizations, programs. Mid-19th century furnishings.
Perennial and herb gardens. Carriage house and potting shed. Monday-Friday, 9
a.m.-4:30 p.m., or by appointment. Free admission.
207 Niskayuna Rd.
Mansion Historic Site - The Georgian home of Revolutionary War General
Philip Schuyler. Built in 1761, the mansion now features a visitor center with
orientation exhibit and gardens. Open mid April-October, Wednesday-Saturday, 10
a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. $3 adults/ $1 children 5-12.
32 Catherine St.
Albany, NY 12202 518-434-0834
- The 1848 Shaker meeting house sits on the first Shaker settlement in America.
Walking tour includes herb gardens, heritage seed gardens, orchards, and view
of eight Shaker buildings. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed
all major holidays. $2 museum/$3 guided tour and museum.
Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
- The 203-year-old Ten Broeck Mansion is the headquarters of
Albany County Historical Association that helps preserve and explain the history
and heritage of New York's Capital Region. The association owns and operates the
Mansion -- designated by New York State as a historic house museum.
Albany NY 12210
- The Slater is a Cannon Class Destroyer Escort. Of the 565 destroyer escorts
produced in World War II, USS SLATER (DE-766) is the only one remaining afloat
in the United States, and the only one with original battle armament and configuration.
Tours are available.
Broadway at the foot of Madison
The Arts Center of
the Capital Region
265 River St., 518-273-0552
The gallery at the
Arts Center of the Capital Region offers year-round exhibits of challenging contemporary
art, and has been a focal point and resource for artists and arts students in
the Capital Region for 34 years. The Arts Center offers as many as 300 classes
each year in a wide range of arts disciplines, including painting, drawing, pottery,
the culinary arts, metalworking and performing arts. A "Crafts for Credit"
program offers college credit for completing Arts Center classes.
59 2nd St, 518-272-7232 email@example.com
Completed in 1827
, this Federal style home was a local landmark. Today, both 57 and 59 2nd St.
are owned by the Rensselaer County Historical Society . These buildings house
the Society's extensive museum collections, changing exhibits, gift shop, research
library, and offices. The house is open for tours or for your own look-around.
If you visit, check out the small book in each room that contains photographs
of the room as it appeared many years ago when the house was occupied. A small
donation is requested.
The Junior Museum
T he Winslow Building 105
8th Street Troy, NY 12180 (518) 235-2120
The newly renovated Junior Museum
has many special activities and contains a planetarium, natural history displays
and is the home of a live hawk.
285 Pawling Avenue, (518) 833-1300
for Girls Since 1814
Founded in 1814, Emma Willard School was among the nation's
first institutions for the higher education of women. Located on Mount Ida above
the City of Troy, Emma Willard is a college-preparatory boarding and day school
for 292 girls in grades 9 through 12 and the post-graduate year. The School's
rigorous curriculum is complemented by diverse independent study options in the
community, a thriving visual and performing arts program, exceptional leadership
opportunities, and competitive interscholastic athletics. The School's collegiate
Gothic architecture fills 137 acres on Troy¹s residential east side. Two
other local schools worth mentioning include Russell Sage College, initially founded
by Emma Willard as the Troy Seminary for Women, and Hudson Valley Community College,
the second-largest institution of higher learning in the Capital Region and nationally
ranked 27th for the number of associate degrees awarded annually.
Hudson Mohawk Industrial
Gateway Located at the foot of Polk St. in South Troy, this building was the
main office for the Burden Iron Works (right). The iron works is long gone, but
you can view a full set of exhibits about the area's industrial heritage at the
Burden Iron Works Museum. Several large items are located outdoors, including
two ladle cars ... one of which was found during the excavation for the Rensselaer
County Jail. The ladle cars were used to transport and pour molten iron.
Three years after Emma Willard opened her first school, workers
broke ground on the historic Erie Canal. When it was originally proposed, the
project was ridiculed as "Clinton's folly" and "Clinton's Big Ditch"
(i.e., DeWitt Clinton, "Father of New York," First Governor of New York
State). When the Erie Canal opened for business in 1825 it was widely considered
one of the engineering marvels of the world. Just west of the Federal Lock at
Troy (right), the world's greatest series of high lift locks are located in Waterford,
the largest lift (169 feet) in the shortest distance on any canal system in the
The "Poesten Kill" which literally means "foaming
or puffing stream" in Dutch, powered mills in the gorge for more than 300
years. The waterfall is located in a peaceful, secluded location in the middle
of the city of Troy. The gorge can be viewed from a visitors lot off Linden Avenue,
between Pawling and Spring Avenues.
Lansingburgh Historical Society
First Avenue and 114th Street Built
in 1786, this once was the home of American literary giant, Herman Melville, who
wrote his first books here in an environment once rife with sea-weary mariners.
Open March thru November on the 1st and 3rd of the month.
Glen Brook Farm is located just one mile from Downtown Oneonta,
where we produce eggs, poultry, vegetables and herbs. With
an emphasis on sustainability and education, it is our mission
to incorporate permaculture and green technologies in developing
a model off-the-grid homestead.
142 GLEN DRIVE, ONEONTA
For more information call: 607 - 432 - 0932