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Cultural Heritage in Capital-Saratoga

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> Adirondack Cruise and Charter Co.

549 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Adirondack Cruise and Charter Co. features a wide variety of ticketed cruises from sunset and foliage cruises to elegant dinner cruises on Saratoga Lake and Fish Creek.

> Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210

The Institute’s museum and library holdings documents the life and culture of the Upper Hudson Valley region from the late 17th century to present day.

> Discover Albany's vast Pine Bush Preserve

195 New Karner Road #1, Albany, NY 12205

Locally known as the Pine Bush, this 3,350-acre preserve is one of the largest of the 20 inland pine barrens in the world.

> American Italian Museum & Cultural Center

1227 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12205

Set in a former church, this is the largest Italian American museum on the East Coast!

> Beekman Street Arts District

Beekman Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

The Beekman Art District contains an eclectic mix of specialty shops, artist studios, restaurants and pubs and residences.

> Burden Iron Works Museum

1 E. Industrial Pkwy, Troy, NY 12180

Constructed between 1881 and 1882 in the Romanesque Revival style, the iron works site once housed the Burden Water Wheel, the most powerful vertical water wheel in history.

> Chapman Historical Museum

348 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY 12801

Located in downtown Glens Falls, the museum features the restored Victorian home of the DeLong family, exhibits about the history of the Glens Falls area, a research archive and gift shop.

> Children's Museum of Saratoga

69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

The Children's Museum at Saratoga is an interactive museum designed to help children learn by doing/touching and testing in their own way and at their own pace.

> Fall Foliage Cruises with Adirondack Cruise & Charter Co.

549 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Enjoy a Fall Foliage Cruise aboard Adirondack Cruise and Charter Co.’s General Schuyler, a 50-foot, 1900’s replica fantail launch.

> Irish American Heritage Museum

370 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207

Located in downtown Albany, this year-round museum features unique exhibits telling the story of the Irish people and their culture and contributions in America.

> Jewels of the Sea 3D Museum

30 Third St., Troy, NY 12180

This unique 3D natural history museum offers the opportunity to get a good look at thousands of seashells and mollusks that have been living in the waterways...

> Knickerbocker Historical Society

132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, NY 12154

The 18th-century Knickerbocker Mansion, constructed in 1780 by Johannes Knickerbacker III, is on rural property that was occupied by the Knickerbocker family for nearly 250 years.

> National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Union Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Founded in 1950, this Saratoga museum honors the achievements of American Thoroughbred race horses, jockeys and trainers.
Seated majestically atop Albany's State Street hill, the New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880s.

> NYS Empire Plaza Concourse

263 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12210

Connecting all buildings of the state plaza, the Concourse is Albany's "Underground City" with food courts, banks, a post office and more, including art and sculptures.

> Oakwood Cemetery

50 101st St., Troy, NY 12180

Established in 1848, Oakwood Cemetery and the Earl Chapel are world-class architectural treasures and a National Historic Landmark.

> Old Stone Fort Museum

145 Fort Road, Schoharie, NY 12157

This historic museum is housed in a 1772 Dutch Reformed Church that was fortified in 1777 and attacked in 1780 by British forces during the Revolutionary War.

> See the Saratoga Automobile Museum

110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Located within the Saratoga Spa State Park, the museum is housed in the restored Saratoga Bottling Plant, a beautiful neo-classic structure built in 1934.

> Saratoga National Historic Park

648 NY-32, Stillwater, NY 12170

The site of the historic 1777 Battles of Saratoga, this multi-site park commemorates the famed Revolutionary War victory with a battlefield tour and monument.

> Saunders Gallery of Fine Art

119 Bay St., Glens Falls, NY 12801

​While this gallery specializes in fine custom picture framing, it also houses the original works in pastel by owner/artist, Bev Saunders.

> Schenectady’s Museum of Innovation and Science

15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308

MiSci is a dynamic destination that explores the region's rich technological heritage, with some of the region's finest interactive and traveling exhibits.
Once home to Philip J. Schuyler, the renowned Revolutionary War general and US Senator, this Georgian structure was built on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River.

> Shaker Heritage Society

25 Meeting House Road, Albany, NY 12211

This site of the first Shaker community features a museum in 1848 meeting, nine historic buildings, an herb garden and walking trails.

> Stillwater Blockhouse Museum

692 Hudson Ave., Stillwater, NY 12170

Set in a small park on the scenic shores of the Hudson River, The Stillwater Blockhouse boasts photos, documents and memorabilia telling the story of Stillwater's rich historic past.

> Stockade Historic District

100 N Ferry St, Schenectady, NY 12305

This historic district is home to what the National Parks Service called district has the highest concentration of historic period homes in the country

> The Arts Center of the Capital Region

265 River St., Troy, NY 12180

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is home to studios for pottery, culinary arts, jewelry, woodworking, painting and drawing, printmaking, stained glass, dance and fitness...

> The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home

161 Warren St., Glens Falls, NY 12801

This historic house and museum complex boasts a distinguished collection of art, featuring Old Masters, 19th-Century European and American art, and Modern and Contemporary art.

> Find a Prehistoric Mastodon at The NY State Museum

222 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12230

Albany's New York State Museum is a Fun Place to Visit and a Major Center for art, science, human and natural history.
This historic building is home to nearly 100 creative and talented artists and offices offering a wide range of products, professional services, working artists, galleries, classes and events.

> Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center

2 Museum Lane, Waterford, NY 12188

Housed in the 1830 Hugh White Homestead, the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center features a permanent exhibition about the history of Waterford.

> World Awareness Children's Museum

89 Warren St., Glens Falls, NY 12801

The museum introduces children to topics related to geography, foods, daily activities and traditions in other countries through interactive exhibitions, multicultural programs, and exciting events.