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Things To Do In & Near Albany

Albany is home to a vast array of attractions that appeal to all ages! From amusement parks and river cruises to hotspots just for kids and spectator sports, discover the abundance of attractions the Capital Region has to offer.

NIGHTMARES at Liberty Ridge Farm
Schaghticoke, NY
Featuring 6 Terrifying Haunted Attractions! Open Friday & Saturday nights in October. Bonus nights Saturday 9/29 & Sunday 10/7. Gates open at 7:00pm, attractions close only after everyone has been scared at them all!
USS Albany Heritage Exhibit
Albany, NY
Five ships of the US Navy have carried the name Albany, in honor of the capital of the State of New York. On display in the exhibit are artifacts from the last three ships as well as pictures and history of all the ships.
Music Together Classes
Welcome to Music Box Arts Music Together Classes blend music and movement for newborns to preschoolers and the adults who love them! Bringing the Joy of Family Music to our community.
Albany Ensemble, Inc.
Albany, NY
Albany Ensemble, an elegant group of ten vocal soloists, performs highly entertaining music from the sublime operatic genre to the dramatic and moving repertoire of musical theatre, sacred and jazz.
The Mop and Bucket Co.
Schenectady, NY
MopCo offers three basic things. Performances, of course. Comedy in Albany hasn't been the same since MopCo hit town! Check our Shows page for news about the next comedy, theatresports, or other improv show near you! We don't stop there...
Bethlehem Children's School Day Camp
Slingerlands, NY
A fun camp experience featuring themed weeks. One-, two- and multiple-week programs are available. Camp is staffed by teachers and the emphasis is on cooperative learning and fun.
Shaker Museum and Library
Old Chatham, NY
The Shaker Museum and Library houses one of the largest collections of shaker furniture, oval boxes, farm machinery, baskets, tools and textiles in the world.
Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
Albany, NY
Staffed tourist information center, history gallery, planetarium and gift shop. Special events and exhibits on-going. Group tour programs available including orientation and planetarium shows.
Irish American Heritage Museum
Albany, NY
The Irish American Heritage Museum is dedicated to the preservation and promulgation of Irish American cultural traditions. We devise projects and develop programs focusing on the unique heritage of the sons and daughters of American Heritage.
Fenimore Art Museum
Cooperstown, NY
The Farmers' Museum and Fenimore Art Museum are nationally-recognized museums of art, history, and agriculture that enable visitors to explore our heritage through exhibitions and special events.
Pruyn House
Latham, NY
Discover New York's Dutch heritage at the former home of Casparus Pruyn and his family. The Pruyns were one of the oldest Dutch families in New York, and the home has helped educate historians about 1850s home furnishings.
Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc.
Albany, NY
The Underground Railroad History Project researches and preserves the local and national history of the underground railroad movement and its international connections, engaging in dialogue about the relevance of this movement to modern society.
Camp Wa Wa Segowea YMCA
Southfield, MA
Camp WaWa Segowea is a world apart. Your child will love learning, playing, doing in a safe, rustic, friend-filled, waterfront community nestled in the Berkshires. This is, by far, the best value in the NE! 1-week sessions + stay-over weekend option.
Indian Ladder Farms
Altamont, NY
Enjoy a day at Indian Ladder Farms! They offer seasonal PYO berries, apples, and pumpkins, and host special events, field trips, and programs. The farm is also available as a birthday party or wedding venue.
Mabee Farm Historic Site
Rotterdam Junction, NY
The Capital Region's Mabee Farm Historic Site was once home to one of Schenectady County's early families. Visitors to the site can learn about life in the 1700s, and walk in the footsteps of the Mabee family.
Saint Gregory's Summer Camp
Loudonville, NY
Drama, rocketry, robotics, sports, free swimming lesson and a great staff-to-student ration are just a few of the highlights.
New York State Museum
Albany, NY
The New York State Museum in Downtown Albany explores the cultural and natural history of New York State. Visit www.nysm.nysed.gov for a schedule of events. Open every day but Monday. 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and 1/1.
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
Albany, NY
Mansion formerly occupied by Philip J. Schuyler, his wife, and their eight children. One of the daughters, Elizabeth, wed Alexander Hamilton in the house in 1780. Today, the site is open for guided tours, temporary exhibitions, and other programs.
Guilderland YMCA
Guilderland, NY
Helping people is what we're all about at the Y, and has been from the start. We strengthen the foundations of community by nurturing the potential in every child, by promoting healthy living, and by giving back to our community.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Troy, NY
The performing arts venue which is known the world over for its superb acoustics, presents the finest jazz, classical, folk and world music artists.
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Albany, NY
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is one of the most important and unique ecclesiastical structures in America. Its cornerstone was laid in 1848, and its iconic spires were added in 1862 and 1888.
Historic Cherry Hill
Albany, NY
Cherry Hill was lived in by 5 generations of the Van Rensselaer- Rankin family from 1787-1963. Through its intact collection of 20,000 artifacts, 30,000 manuscripts, 7,500 textiles, 5,000 books and 3,000 photographs Historic Cherry Hill tells a dramatic
Hudson Valley Community College
Troy, NY
Elementary, middle and high school students welcome! Choose from a variety of programs. Attend in the morning, afternoon or all day.
Belleayre Mountain Ski Center
Highmount, NY
Visit Belleayre, a ski mountain resort great for any level of skier. The resort features 50 trails, parks and glades, a vertical drop of 1,404 feet, 8 lifts, and 4 lodges.
Crailo State Historic Site
Rensselaer, NY
Crailo focuses on the Dutch inhabitants who populated the Upper Hudson Valley in the early 18th century. Visitors can examine archaeological finds, enjoy special programs, and take guided tours of the museum.
Tiny Chefs
Clifton Park, NY
Tiny Chefs offers creative cooking for kids! Find fun, educational, and hands-on culinary classes, birthday parties and themed parties for children ages 3 to 14 years old.
Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region
Schenectady, NY
Girls day camp offering swimming, sports, science, crafts and bike riding.
Rensselaer Co Historical Society
Troy, NY
RCHS offers: changing exhibitions about the county's historic, natural and cultural resources. Tours of the 1827 Federal-style Hart Cluett House in downtowne Troy, etc.
The National Museum of Dance
Saratoga Springs, NY
Weddings at the National Museum of Dance are classy, elegant, and unique. We will do everything to make your special day memorable for you and all of your guests.
The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio
Albany, NY
The Linda works to advance the arts and support the community. They have provided a public space for art and cultural expression and is constantly evolving to meet the needs and desires of its audience and community.
Shaker Heritage Society
Albany, NY
The Shaker Heritage Society was chartered in 1977 to educate the public about the Shakers. The Society also is active in protecting the Watervliet Shaker National Historic District, where Shakers first settled in America.
Watervliet Civic Center Summer Recreation Program
Watervliet, NY
A coed program offering sports, outdoor games, arts and crafts, group activities, swimming, weekly trips and more.
D and T Tutoring Services
We offer individual and small group tutoring, in home fitness training, and mini-review classes for Regents Exams and SAT Exams. High Quality Tutors and Trainers + Motivated Clients + An Individual or Small Group Setting = Outstanding Results
The Egg Center for the Performing Arts
Albany, NY
The Egg is a performing arts center dedicated to presenting quality performances, accessible to all citizens of New York State, highlighting the unique and extraordinary artists from New York State, across the country and around the globe.
Engelke Farm
Troy, NY
Engelke Farm is a family owned and operated vegetable and fruit farm featuring a nursery, pumpkin patch, hayrides, pick your own produce, a corn maze, and more!
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Cooperstown, NY
Located on Main Street in the heart of picturesque Cooperstown, The Baseball Hall of Fame is one of the country's major tourist destinations and is surely the best-known sports shrine in the world.
St Vartan Camp
Greenville, NY
Bringing together children ages 8 to 15 to learn more about their heritage and the Armenian Church. Located in Greenville, just a short drive from Albany NY
Troy YMCA
Troy, NY
Helping people is what we're all about at the Y, and has been from the start. We strengthen the foundations of community by nurturing the potential in every child, by promoting healthy living, and by giving back to our community.
New York State Military Museum
Saratoga Springs, NY
The New York State Military Museum and Veteran's Research Center houses the state's collection of more than 10,000 military artifacts, some dating back before the Revolutionary War. Open 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.
Junior Eagles Adventure Camp
Glenmont, NY
Camp features swimming, field trips, weekly theme-based enrichment, reading activities, creative writing, dramatic play, cooperative games and more.
Greater Glenville YMCA
Glenville, NY
Helping people is what we're all about at the Y, and has been from the start. We strengthen the foundations of community by nurturing the potential in every child, by promoting healthy living, and by giving back to our community.
Iroquois Indian Museum
Howes Cave, NY
From contemporary tatooing to ancient tool making, explore the cultural traditions artistic expression and the rich history of archaeology of the Iroquois through exhibits, festivals, storytelling, interactive spaces and 45-acre Nature Park.
Duke's Last Laugh @ Duke's Pub
Glenmont, NY
Duke's Last Laugh is a bi-weekly stand up comedy show at Duke's Pub
Easter Seals Camp
Colonie, NY
School/camp serving children with special needs. All activities are tailored to meet the needs of the individual.
Empire State Aerosciences Museum
Glenville, NY
ESAM is a not-for-profit center dedicated to educating, entertaining, and exciting the public about aviation and its influential history.
American Museum of Firefighting
Hudson, NY
The American Museum of Firefighting is a beacon to fireman everywhere. Located on the grounds of the Fireman's Home in Hudson. A history of those men who interrupted their daily existence to protect property & lives is exemplified throughout the halls.
East Greenbush YMCA Summer Camp
East Greenbush, NY
Swimming, sports, crafts, themed activities and field trips.
Farmers Museum
Cooperstown, NY
Art Utopia
Albany, NY
Inspire-Imagine-Create! The arts are a very powerful tool to help build confidence and self-esteem. We offer art classes to children ages 5-14. We use uplifting music in a positive environment to inspire creativity.
Bethlehem YMCA
Delmar, NY
Helping people is what we're all about at the Y, and has been from the start. We strengthen the foundations of community by nurturing the potential in every child, by promoting healthy living, and by giving back to our community.
OGS-Curatorial/Tour Services
Albany, NY
Art collection, Executive Mansion tour and educational programs, and plaza information office
Mac-Haydn Theatre
Chatham, NY
Charming, exciting professional musical theatre-in-the-round. Intimate 350 seat theatre where you can see the great Broadway musicals up close and personal.
Albany County Historical Association
Albany, NY
The Albany Co. Historical Assn. Is located in the 18th Century Ten Broeck mansion. We offer tours, lectures, exhibits, concerts, other special events, gardens and meeting space for up to 150 people.
Liberty Ridge Farm
Schaghticoke, NY
Liberty Ridge Farm is the perfect destination for the fall season! There is something for everyone, including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, cider donuts, live entertainment, and more.
Upstate Concert Hall
Clifton Park, NY
The Capital Region's Premier Concert Venue
Stable Gate Winery
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
A family farm with historic barn, lodge + vineyard. Providing creative mindful approaches to the production and procurement of our food + your special event, the same care and philosophy goes into our wines as they are made in limited small batches.
Austerlitz Historical Society
Austerlitz, NY
Living history museum in Austerlitz, New York.
Schenectady YMCA
Schenectady, NY
Helping people is what we're all about at the Y, and has been from the start. We strengthen the foundations of community by nurturing the potential in every child, by promoting healthy living, and by giving back to our community.
Via Entertainment
Schenectady, NY
Family Dining, Sports Bar, Arcade, Bowling, Nightlife & So much more in 30,000 sq ft; Visit Via Entertainment in Rotterdam, NY and experience the very best in Family Entertainment.