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Discover Historic Sites & History-Related Attractions in Albany's Capital Region

Immerse yourself in Capital Region history at one of the many historic sites listed below. You could pay tribute to fallen heroes, learn about the lives of those who first settled the region, or tour the former homes of some of the region's most affluent families.
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Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours
Albany, NY
Take a cruise with Dutch Apple on the scenic and historic Hudson River, the ideal way to see the sights. Sightseeing Cruise & priv... [+More]
bidwell house and gardens
Bidwell House Museum
Monterey, MA
The Bidwell House Museum is an authentically restored historic home, filled with 18th and 19th century furniture and surrounded by... [+More]
Schenectady County Historical Society
Schenectady, NY
The Schenectady County Historical Society brings history to life at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, the Grems-Doolittle Library, and... [+More]
General Philip Henry Sheridan Memorial
Albany, NY
General Philip Henry Sheridan was one of the most celebrated heroes of the Civil War, best remembered for his 20-mile gallop to ra... [+More]
The New York State Purple Heart Memorial
Albany, NY
The New York State Purple Heart Memorial, located on Madison Avenue, honors New Yorkers who have been awarded the Purple Heart, th... [+More]
World War II Memorial
Albany, NY
The World War II Memorial is located next to the New York State Museum and honors those who served our country during World War II... [+More]
Underground Railroad Education Center
Albany, NY
The Underground Railroad Education Center researches and preserves the local and national history of the underground railroad move... [+More]
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Albany, NY
Dedicated in 2000, this glass sculpture in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - entitled "Seeds of Enlightenment" - was commissi... [+More]
New York State Vietnam Memorial
Albany, NY
The New York State Vietnam Memorial commemorates the military service of NYS residents who served our country between 1961 and 197... [+More]
Academy Park Fountain
Albany, NY
The Academy Park Fountain is located in Academy Park in the City Hall area of Albany, NY. This hand-carved, cream colored stone fo... [+More]
New York State Women Veterans Memorial
Albany, NY
The New York State Women Veterans Memorial honors women in the military over the past 200 years. Dedicated in 1998, it serves as a... [+More]
New York State George Washington Memorial
Albany, NY
The life-size bronze cast of George Washington in Albany's Empire State Plaza was unveiled in West Capitol Park in 1932. This memo... [+More]
The New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Albany, NY
The New York State Firefighters Memorial stands on the northeast side of the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY. It honors the men a... [+More]
New York State Capitol
Albany, NY
The New York State Capitol is part of the Empire State Plaza complex in Capitol Park and offers tours.... [+More]
Albany Institute of History & Art
Albany, NY
Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art is New York's oldest museum. It is dedicated to collecting, preserving, int... [+More]
10th Ward Memorial
Albany, NY
The 10th Ward Memorial is located in Albany, NY in a round flowerbed with a large boulder and a cast bronze plaque.... [+More]
New York State Crime Victims Memorial
Albany, NY
The New York State Crime Victims Memorial is located on the north side of the Empire State Plaza. Dedicated in 1996, it is a limes... [+More]
New York State Children's Memorial
Albany, NY
The Children's Memorial is located in a park on the southwest side of the Empire State Plaza and was installed in 1999 to raise aw... [+More]
The New York State Emergency Medical Services Memorial
Albany, NY
The New York State Emergency Medical Services Memorial is located at the north end of the Empire State Plaza. It honors those from... [+More]
State of New York Police Officers Memorial
Albany, NY
The State of New York Police Officers Memorial honors the state's police officers, and serves as a site of solitude and reflection... [+More]
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Manchester, VT
At Hildene, the home of Robert Todd Lincoln, guests can tour the historic mansion and gardens, see one of Abraham Lincoln's hats, ... [+More]
The New York State Missing Persons Remembrance
Albany, NY
The New York State Missing Persons Remembrance is dedicated to the men, women and children of NYS who have been reported missing. ... [+More]
New York State Parole Officers Memorial
Albany, NY
The New York State Parole Officers Memorial sits behind the Legislative Office Building in the Empire State Plaza. This memorial h... [+More]
New York State Korean War Veterans Memorial
Albany, NY
The New York State Korean War Veterans Memorial is located in the Empire State Plaza's Memorial Park along Madison Avenue. The mem... [+More]