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All Tours: 26

Tour curated by: Rebecca Kurtz | 5 Locations

Beginning in 1609, when Dutch explorer, Henry Hudson, came upon the area today known as Albany while sailing his ship, the Halfmoon, on the river that now bears his name, Albany was settled by a number of Dutch families, many of which established…

Tour curated by: John Cassidy | 5 Locations

A walk-through of some locations with ties to the history of beer making legal or otherwise in Albany New York. Prior to the rise of the major breweries in the Midwest Albany served as a major hub in the US beer industry and these locations can offer…

Tour curated by: Matthew Chamberlain | 5 Locations

Since the founding of Fort Orange in the 17th century, Albany has had a rich history, stretching from the American Revolution, to the construction of the Erie Canal, and up until the modern day. In this walking tour, you will be viewing some of the…

Tour curated by: S. C. Kaufman | 5 Locations

Albany has been the capital of New York State since 1797, and yet many visitors- foreign or domestic- confuse New York City as the pinnacle of all that is New York. If Albany is the capital of New York, then why does everyone believe it’s New York…

Tour curated by: K. Morehouse | 5 Locations

During the 19th century, Albany New York had an important and growing relationship with its waterfront on the Hudson River. This relationship helped to change not only the city of Albany, but the nation as well. The river provided inspiration to…

Tour curated by: Z. Barberis | 5 Locations

This tour is meant to inspire the people of Albany and it's visitors to take buildings that they see every day and see the history that is behind them. These are buildings that have significant historical connection to the State of New York in…

Tour curated by: Ryan Scarpelli | 5 Locations

The Historical Brewery Tour of Albany takes participants on a scenic walk through the city of Albany, from Hudson Park to the glistening Hudson River, and introduces some of the rich local brewing history along the way. The tour, which is 1.4 miles…

Tour curated by: Dezire Jones | 5 Locations

The Capital Region of New York State was traveled by thousands of fugitives seeking their freedom in the years leading up to the Civil War. Our region became home to anti-slavery activists feverishly organizing newspapers, groups, and safe houses for…

Tour curated by: Brandon Montgomery | 5 Locations

For many centuries there has been much discrimination against people of the Jewish faith. That being said many people were unable to remain in European countries during the 1800's due to the escalating efforts to convert jews to Christianity and…

Tour curated by: Nick Nelson | 5 Locations

This tour will take you on a journey through some of the most historical aspects of downtown Albany. You will experience some of the earliest locations that were established in the city. Along the way you will encounter residences that were home to…

Tour curated by: Emily McCabe | 5 Locations

Established in 1841, the Albany Rural Cemetery is a popular tourist spot for many reasons. The grounds are expansive and well-kept, and act as the final resting place of many of America's famous historical figures, such as President Chester A.…

Tour curated by: Sharmila Porter | 5 Locations

The Walking Tour takes you on a historical journey through State Street Albany, NY. The tour will take approximately 17 minutes and is a family friendly entertainment. Anyone is welcomed to take this tour, it can range from a person who’s on their…

Tour curated by: T. McKenna | 5 Locations

This tour will highlight the history of Albany and how the Military has played a major key in the formation of the city. Several major land marks and official city buildings have had something to do with military history. Especially during the…

Tour curated by: Sean Greene | 5 Locations

This is a walking tour of downtown Albany that traces roots to different time periods in Albany’s military history. While doing this I am also similarly tracing the roots of America’s military history. They are very closely intertwined. I am…

Tour curated by: Christopher J. Pecoraro | 5 Locations

New York's state capital has come a long way since the early eighteen hundreds. Albany has seen a lot of innovative changes, both minor and drastic which means that it has a significant amount of valuable historical sentiments. A handful of…

Tour curated by: Gina Breihof | 5 Locations

When German immigrants moved into Albany they brought with them their rich culture. German immigration, for the majority, occurred from 1710-1770. As they were all getting settled, and used to living in New York, more specifically Albany, it just…

Tour curated by: A. Afriyie | 6 Locations

There are many people who visit Albany. They simply want to see the buildings, places that are tourist attractions and the locations that are popular. However, what many do not realize is that they lose out on learning about the other apart of…

Tour curated by: Benjamin Sano | 5 Locations

Most Americans would name Boston, New York City or Philadelphia as the centers of the American Revolution, forgetting one of its most important cities; Albany. From the Creation of the idea of a United Country to the center of the Revolution's…

Tour curated by: John Epp | 6 Locations

Albany, NY is special in that as a city whose history dates back to the 17th century. With the amount of history that the city possess it is no surprise that numerous museums call it their home. From large institutions such as the New York State…

Tour curated by: James Graff | 5 Locations

I live in PA a few minutes’ drive from Yuengling Brewery, the oldest brewery in America. They survived prohibition by being creative and adapting to the situation. During prohibition they used their refrigeration, previously used to make their…

Tour curated by: Camille Gordon | 5 Locations

A visual representation of Albany’s various locations for entertainment. The places seen were all built during specific time periods such as The Great Depression, or the introduction of sports and musicians in the area. Some of the locations have…

Tour curated by: Shannon M | 6 Locations

Albany’s historic, churches and synagogues represent a wide range of traditional faith, each very distinct from the next but its beliefs is just one part there is also an array of art, rituals, architectural style, and music each has to offer.…

Tour curated by: The Albany Walks for Health Team | 5 Locations

Being the capitol of New York State, Albany is a very common place to find protests. However, people coming together from all over the state, to the capitol (as they do now) seems to be a very new event. In this tour, we follow two protests from the…

Tour curated by: Rebecca Kurtz | 8 Locations

Since the time that movie theaters began to emerge in the final years of the nineteenth century, they have grown into one of the most popular and prominent venues in the entertainment industry. The multi-screen movie theaters that we know today,…

Tour curated by: Berline Laguerre | 5 Locations

‘The Story behind the Home’ walking tour focuses on homes that were built during the 18th century. Throughout this tour, not only will you gain an appreciation of the architectural beauty of each home, but also the historical background of each…

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