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Historic Attractions Located In & Near Albany NY

Take a trip through history at these historic attractions in and near Albany, throughout the Capital Region. 
Underground Railroad Education Center
Albany, NY
The Underground Railroad Education Center 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.