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Schenectady - a City of History and Innovation

Explore the Culture of Schenectady, one of the Oldest Cities in America on the picturesque banks of the Mohawk River!

(518) 383-0390
242 Broadway
Schenectady, NY 12305
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Explore Schenectady NY ! The city of Schenectady is steeped in history and accomplishments. It was here where Thomas Edison founded what would become the General Electric Company, where George Westinghouse invented the rotary engine and air brakes, and so much more.


Located on the banks of the Mohawk River, the city’s Stockade Historic District  dates back to 1661 and is the oldest residential neighborhood in the country. The district has the highest concentration of historic period homes in the country – more than 40 pre-Revolutionary War houses – along with elegant and ancient churches and what has been called the most beautiful riverside park in America. While there, don’t miss the Schenectady County Historical Museum, featuring furniture, toys and artifacts from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
 


 
The recently expanded Proctors Theatre, a former vaudeville house, is located in the heart of Schenectady’s reinvigorated downtown that now includes new hotels, a cinema, restaurants, high technology companies and loft housing. Browse through a variety of gift and specialty shops, dine in restaurants featuring cuisines from around the globe and enjoy the city’s entertainment, culture and festivals.

 
Schenectady’s Museum of Innovation and Science  offers fun for the whole family with hands-on exhibits, a planetarium and more while the Via Aquarium, the Capital region’s only full-scale aquarium, lets you explore over 25,000 square feet of oceanic treasure and more than 2,000 creatures of the sea.

 
And with a casino, zip line and adventure park, family ski park, comedy club and nightlife, Schenectady has something for everyone no matter when you visit!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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