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The Top Attractions in Troy that Make it Such a Great City

posted by Austin WInder, of Allied Van Lines at 2020-05-28 21:19:00

Troy, New York, is nestled on the Hudson River, in beautiful upper New York State, approximately two hours north of New York City. Surrounded by green hillsides and the rolling river, Troy offers breathtaking views and a chance to relax in nature. It also hosts a bunch of activities when you’re ready!

While its population numbers approximately 50,000, the city still offers a home-town feeling to both its visitors and those who call it home. History and stunning architecture as well as several museums, including the Hart Cluett House and Burden Iron Works, flourish in this city, attracting travelers as well as new residents.

Central Troy Historic District
Mid-nineteenth century, late Victorian and buildings from the Modern Movement are visible on Adams, First, Fourth, Washington, and Hill Streets, Franklin Place and Fifth Avenue. The area is on the National Register of Historic Places; architecture and history buffs will want to see the array of historic homes and buildings.

With working models of inventions, the Hart Cluett House museum hosts a look into the past industry of Troy. With its location on the Hudson River, it had access to shipping and became a manufacturing center. You'll see a model of the USS Monitor, the first ironclad warship used in the Civil War.

An example of the Romanesque Revival style of architecture, the Iron Works was constructed between 1881 and 1882. The museum includes a look at the innovative products of the 19th century, including fire hydrants, surveying equipment, stoves, mass-produced horseshoes and railroad spikes and detachable shirt collars. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute helped develop many of these products, which at the time were cutting edge.

Stained glass windows and decoration were created by Tiffany and La Farge here. Troy has been the setting for numerous films, including Age of Innocence, Ironweed, The Time Machine, Scent of a Woman and more.

Capital District Garden & Flower Show

Themed floral exhibits, lectures, workshops and demonstrations as well as beautiful full-scale gardens draw visitors here. One hundred and ninety outdoor living and garden-themed retail exhibits feature garden tools and accessories, bulbs, seeds, pottery, herbs, dried preserved flowers and more. You can also sample wines from New York as well as cider and spirits.

Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market

Happening on Saturday mornings, you'll want to explore its produce, plants, homemade baked goods, fresh dairy products and much more. It's a favorite destination of residents and visitors who come to Troy. The market is open year-round, moving from Monument Square in downtown Troy to the Uncle Sam Atrium in the heart of Troy’s downtown business district in winter.

Brown's Brewing Company

Producing more than 80 styles of ales and lagers, delicious independently-brewed beer is the call here. Stop in at Brown’s Brewing Company  for a beer or for lunch, where they serve great eats as well as great beer. Loaded nachos, beer pretzels and other delights make this a great destination when in Troy.

The Children's Museum of Science and Technology (The Junior Museum)

Children learn and grow through play, and CMOST  is the place to experience it; the museum engages kids 18 months to tweens. Fun exhibits help kids observe, analyze, and build in an engaging environment, with tools and techniques to foster learning.


A hidden waterfall intrigues hikers and walkers right inside the concrete jungle. Its location provides a restful break from museum-going and shopping.

Restful, historic and filled with wonderful discoveries – not to mention just a short trip from Manhattan – Troy is worth a visit.

Hart-Cluett House Museum image courtesy of their Facebook page
Burden Iron Works image courtesy of Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway Facebook page.
Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market image no. 1, courtesy of the market’s Facebook page.
Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market image no.2, courtesy of the market’s Facebook page.
Brown's Brewing Company image courtesy of Brown’s Brewing Company’s Facebook page.
The Children's Museum of Science and Technology images from their Facebook page.
Poestenkill Falls Park - Mount Ida Falls, City of Troy

Austin Winder is a creative blogger and Public Relations Specialist representing  Allied Van Lines Moving Company. His blog posts promote all the best places to live, raise a family, and work throughout NY State and beyond. He holds a business and marketing degree from the University of Memphis and currently resides in Memphis, TN. 
posted at: 2020-05-28 21:19:00, last updated: 2020-08-26 20:04:14

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