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The New York's Capital Region is proud to be the home of some of America's most well known destinations. Visitors the world over, come to the Capital Region each year to enjoy attractions such as the Empire State Plaza, Howe Caverns, Baseball Hall Of Fame, Proctor's Theatre, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Albany Institute Of History & Art, New York State Museum, Dudley Observatory and others.

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The Arts Center Of The Capital Region - Troy, NY - (518) 273-0552
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The Arts Center of the Capital Region is a state-of-the-art multi-arts center located in downtown Troy, in New York's Capital Region.

Dedicated to engaging people from every walk of life and corner of the region in making and experiencing the arts, The Arts Center offers exhibitions of high-quality contemporary and folk (traditional) art, dozens of classes for adults and children each month...
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Dudley Observatory - Schenectady, NY - (518) 382-7583
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The Dudley Observatory, chartered by the State of New York in 1852, is the oldest independent organization in the country supporting research and education in astronomy and the history of astronomy. One of the world’s finest collections of historically significant astronomical texts is included in the Dudley Observatory library, with rare books dating from as early as 1492. Historians visit on a regular basis to study the Gould Collection- the fascinating library of a research astronomer of the 19th century- and the Dudley Observatory Archives. Locally, we award grants to fund educational programs serving the schools and community. These grants support astronomy education programs, such as those in planetariums and museums, scholarships to Advanced... More >>>

 
Saratoga Automobile Museum - Saratoga Springs, NY - (518) 587-4149
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The mission of the Saratoga Automobile Museum is to preserve, interpret and exhibit automobiles and automotive artifacts. We celebrate the automobile and educate the general public, students and enthusiasts regarding the role of the automobile in New York State and in the wider world. In addition to technical and design aspects, our educational focus is on the past, present and future social and economic impact of the automobile. The Museum is chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York Department of Education as a not-for-profit institution. Additionally the Museum is a member of the American Association of Museums (AAM) and the National Association of Automobile Museums (NAAM)... More >>>

 
The Stockade Historic District - Schenectady, NY
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The Stockade Historic District is a year-around residential neighborhood nestled on the near north side of Schenectady, one of the oldest cities in America. The "Stockade" is renowned as an architectural treasure which boasts of the largest collection of pre-revolutionary buildings in the country. Each fall, Stockade residents celebrate the unique architecture which makes up the Stockade Historic District. The Stockade Historic District is the oldest neighborhood in Schenectady and may very well be the oldest, unspoiled residential neighborhood in the country. It is home to what the National Parks Service called "the highest concentration of historic period homes in the country," with over 40 homes in excess of 200 years in age... More >>>

 
Howe Caverns - Howes Cave, NY - (518) 296-8900
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Howe Caverns is a premier attraction which provides unparalleled cavern adventures designed to enlighten, entertain, and educate. Imagine ...stepping into an elevator that takes you 156 feet below the Earth's surface. When the elevator stops, the doors open into a prehistoric underground cavern six million years in the making. As you exit into the Vestibule, your imagination takes hold. The air down here is different. A constant 52º Fahrenheit/12º Celsius and 70-75% humidity, year round. As your eyes adjust to the underworld, shadows hide secrets in every crack and crevice. Sound echo's off the walls and ceiling, reminding you of just how deep you have descended and what surprises await you in the underground wonder. You don't have to be a serious caver or... More >>>

 
National Baseball Hall Of Fame - Cooperstown, NY - 1-888-425-5633
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Located on Main Street in the heart of picturesque Cooperstown, New York, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the country's most popular destinations and is surely the best-known sports shrine in the world. Standing as a three-story red brick building on Main Street in the center of Cooperstown, the Museum opened its doors for the first time on June 12, 1939. The Hall of Fame has stood as the definitive repository of the game's treasures and as a symbol of the most profound individual honor bestowed on an athlete. The Education Department at the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum offers students and teachers three ways to experience our sixteen standards-based curricular-oriented modules! Of course we offer in-depth object-based educational programs for on site visits during the school year, but if Cooperstown is... More >>>

 
Dutch Apple Cruises - Albany, NY - (518) 463-0220
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Cruise with us on the scenic and historic Hudson River, the ideal way to see the sights. Our vessels offer you sunshine and breezes or the protection of fully enclosed and heated decks. Features of all tours include ample free parking, U.S. Coast Guard inspected vessels, comfortable seating, clean restrooms, full cash bar and light refreshments. We sail rain or shine; however, cruises may be cancelled if minimum (20) adult passenger requirement is not reached. With your safety in mind, we suggest low heeled or soft soled shoes.. All cruises board 30 minutes prior to listed departure times. Cruise tickets are non-refundable. No alcoholic beverages may be brought aboard. All trips, rates, times, and vessels availability are subject to change or cancellation without prior... More >>>

 
FASNY Museum of Firefighting - Hudson, NY - 1-877-347-3687
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The FASNY Museum of Firefighting was built on the grounds of the Firemen's Home in 1925 to safeguard the long and exciting heritage of firefighting in New York State which is documented back as early as 1648 when Peter Stuyvesant appointed four fire wardens to inspect the wooden chimneys of the houses of New Amsterdam. The FASNY Museum of Firefighting depicts the history of firefighting in a moving tribute to those brave men and women who have served their communities. Observe magnificent floor-to-ceiling displays of historic paintings, dramatic photos, badges, helmets, torches and antique toys. Our staff and retired volunteer firefighter tour guides will be pleased to show you around! We are extremely proud of the Museum's extensive collections. In fact... More >>>

 
Proctor's Theatre - Schenectady, NY - (518) 346-6204
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Since 1926, Proctor's Theatre, a historic, beautifully restored theatre located in the heart of downtown, has presented the very best in entertainment for New York's Capital Region. Proctor's Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each season, Proctor's Theatre presents world-class singers, side-splitting comedians, electrifying dance programs, wonderful classical productions, including opera and symphony orchestras, and our forte, top-notch touring Broadway musicals. Many of our musicals come to us 'Direct From Broadway,' meaning that they use the same costumes, sets, and in some instances, the same performers as the Broadway productions. Originally built as a vaudeville house, Proctor's Theatre has seen its stage graced by such legendary... More >>>

 
Capital Repertory Theatre - Albany, NY - (518) 445-SHOW
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Capital Repertory Theatre is proud to be one of seventy-two professional theatres in LORT, the League of Resident Theatres. Today, these affiliated theatres provide thousands of artists with a support system for developing new work as well as reviving classics and perennial favorites. Hundreds of thousands of people now have the opportunity to experience the highest caliber of performance right in their own communities. Capital Repertory Theatre is dedicated to the formation of a meaningful theatre; that is, a theatre with an authentic connection to the community it serves. The plays we choose, our educational programs, intensive apprentice training for young professionals, discussion groups, and special events are each part of a comprehensive whole dedicated to enriching the lives... More >>>

 
First Church In Albany - Albany, NY - (518) 463-4449
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Our congregation was established in 1642 in what was then called Rensselaerswyck, the first permanent settlement to support the fur trading post at Fort Orange (now known as Albany). It is the second oldest congregation in New York State. Our first building was located at the foot of Madison Avenue, on the Hudson River. As the congregation grew and our needs changed, we moved to different locations within the city. Our fourth, and present, building was built just after the Revolutionary War, in 1798, at the corner of North Pearl and Orange Streets. Just prior to the first Worship service in our "new" building a memorial service was held for Alexander Hamilton. During the time he served as governor of New York State, Theodore Roosevelt was a member of First Church... More >>>

 
Shaker Museum and Library - Old Chatham, NY - (518) 794-9100
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The Shaker Museum and Library is located in Old Chatham, New York which is in rural Columbia County. The Shaker Museum and Library is the premier center for the interpretation and exhibition of Shaker life and culture. The collections of the Shaker Museum and Library include Shaker furniture, oval boxes, textiles, craft machinery, art, tools and agricultural machinery. The Shaker Library holds a host of archival materials including books and historic pictures. The Shaker Museum is open to the public on a seasonal basis and features special events and educational programs. The Museum library is open year round, by appointment only. The Mount Lebanon Project, which would unite Americas most significant Shaker collection with Americas most significant Shaker site in New Lebanon, NY, is... More >>>

 
Olana State Historic Site - Hudson, NY - (518) 828-1872
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Named for a fortress treasure-house in ancient Persia, Olana was the home of Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), one of America's most important artists, a student of Thomas Cole, and a major figure in the Hudson River School of landscape painting. Built high on a hill near Hudson, New York between 1870 and 1891, then as now, Olana offers magnificent sweeping vistas of the Catskill Mountains, the Hudson River and the Taconic Hills. Today, Olana is a New York State Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Hudson Valley and upstate New York. Called by Church "the Center of the World," Olana's Persian style house and 250 acres of picturesque grounds are a masterpiece as grand as any of his paintings... More >>>

 
Old Fort Johnson - Historic Landmark - Fort Johnson, NY - (518) 843-0300
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Old Fort Johnson is the original limestone house built by Sir William Johnson, (Warragh-i-ya-gey), Superintendent of Indian Affairs and hero at the Battle of Lake George. The Fort was home to William, Catherine Wisenberg, Molly Brant and family throughout the French & Indian War. Today the Fort is a museum and more. Here the visitor can steep himself in the social, cultural, military and industrial past of the Mohawk Valley. And though the Fort has been the setting for many historical novels, no fiction could be as interesting as the real story of Fort Johnson, presented and preserved here for all to enjoy. For more on the history of Fort Johnson and its builder, William Johnson, visit our History page, and speaking of historic novels, be sure to check out our Book... More >>>

 
Oasis Family Fun Park - Troy, NY - (518) 283-3646
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Oasis Park is the Capital District's premier 19-hole miniature golf course with unique Paddle Boat Pond and waterfall. Our clubhouse allows for indoor Birthday Party Space, as well as enjoyment of ice cream and foods in a comfortable setting. Our shaded outdoor tent area is great for group functions, parties, etc. Our Paddle Boat Lagoon is like nothing else in the Capital Region. Oasis Park offers an exceptional atmosphere for Birthday Parties, Family Gatherings and Corporate Events... More >>>

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Upper Hudson River Railroad - North Creek, NY - (518) 251-5334
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The Upper Hudson River Railroad can add a unique and exciting dimension to your Adirondack experience. Enjoy the breathtaking Adirondack scenery as this scenic train winds along the Hudson River to the picturesque train station at Riverside.

The Upper Hudson River Railroad operates seasonal excursions and special events along 40 miles of the former Adirondack Branch of the D&H Railroad. Sit back and relax as the cars wind their way along the river to the Riverside Station. Step out for refreshments at the vintage Caboose Café, check out the gift shop or just take in the great view on a 30-minute layover. Then reboard and enjoy the return trip of your 2 hour excursion. With several rail coaches to choose from, the Upper Hudson River Railroad has what you’re looking for. The coaches have all been restored in an effort to preserve the important historic era... More >>>

 
Albany Aqua Ducks & Trolleys - Albany, NY - (518) 462-DUCK (3825)
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The Albany Aqua Ducks & Trolleys, an amphibious tour and trolley tour company, operates in New York State's Capital Region and features historic tours of the Capital City of Albany and the Home of Uncle Sam, Troy. The Ducks offer unique, educational and fun-filled tours.

In Albany, see the historic sites and then Splash into the Hudson River for a mariner's view of the city's skyline and others who call the Hudson "home" including the USS Slater and Dutch Apple Cruises.

The Trolleys operate a seasonal Trolley loop tour and are available year round for charters and events. The Ducks and Trolleys are available for parades, festivals, family reunions, bar/bat mitzvahs, corporate events or any special occasion that needs to be "Just Ducky!"

Hospitality Excellence Award - Albany Aqua Ducks & Trolleys is proud to have won the "Hospitality Excellence Award" from the Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau... More >>>

 
USS Slater Destroyer Escort - Hudson River, Albany, NY - (518) 431-1943
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During World War II 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-Boats on the North Atlantic protecting convoys of men and material. In the Pacific they stood in line to defend naval task forces from Japanese submarines and Kamikaze air attacks. Today, only one of these ships remains afloat in the United States, the USS Slater.

Moored on the Hudson River in Albany, New York, the USS Slater has undergone an extensive ten-year restoration that has returned the ship to her former glory. The ship is open to the public from April through November with hour-long guided tours, youth group overnight camping, and has become a popular destination for naval reunion groups... More >>>

 
SPAC - Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY - (518) 584-9330
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Diverse artistry thrives at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the cultural hub of upstate New York, the Hudson Valley, Vermont, the Berkshires, Connecticut, and nearby Canada.

SPAC hosts the New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra in an acoustically ideal amphitheatre in the heart of Spa State Park; presents superior chamber, jazz, rock and pop music, opera, Pre-Performance Talks, and Saratoga Wine & Food Festival; and oversees the National Museum of Dance.

We welcome loyal friends and families familiar with SPAC's program, and encourage newcomers to explore this region's premier cultural centerpiece... More >>>

 
Palace Theatre - 19 Clinton Avenue - Albany, NY - (518) 465-3334

The Palace Theatre, a grand cultural and entertainment facility in the heart of Albany, New York, first opened its doors in October 1931. Built during the Depression, the Palace was the largest theatre in a city already noted for a number of other opulent movie houses. Today, the Palace Theatre remains the sole survivor of this period of entertainment and continues to make history with a widely diverse offering of popular acts and cultural events. The Palace Theatre was designed by John Eberson, one of the foremost motion picture theatre architects in the world. Originally an RKO movie house presenting vaudeville acts between feature films, the Palace Theatre boasts an ornate Austrian Baroque design with "atmospheric" elements in the auditorium. Atmospheric design referred to architectural features that created the illusion of the auditorium being open to the sky above. In the Palace Theatre, this was achieved by installing a small ceiling cove painted with clouds floating over a blue sky. Though many changes have taken place since its opening, the Palace... More >>>

 
Albany Institute Of History & Art - 125 Washington Avenue - Albany, NY - (518) 463-4478

Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art, one of the oldest museums in the United States, is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley. The museum achieves this mission through its collections, exhibitions, education programs, library, research projects, publications and other programs offered to the general public. The holdings of the Albany Institute of History & Art form the best collection in the United States documenting the life and culture of the Upper Hudson Valley region from the late 17th century to the present. The majority of the objects in the museum's collections were either made in the Albany area or New York State, or were used and owned by documented families living in the Hudson Valley region. Many objects in the collections have national significance not only because of Albany's importance during the 18th and 19th centuries as a center for trade and commerce, but because some of America's most accomplished artists... More >>>

 
New York State Museum - 3140 Cultural Education Center - Albany, NY - (518) 474-5877

Each year, nearly 1 million visitors from home and abroad experience our state through the New York State Museum. For many, it’s their first and only glimpse into the rich natural and human history of the Empire State. For others, it’s a visit with an old friend—a place they grew up with and now share with their children and grandchildren.

Since its inception in 1836 as the New York State Geological and Natural History Survey, the New York State Museum has communicated the excitement of discovery to its visitors. The collections have expanded to more than 12.5 million artifacts and specimens that document the history of life in New York State over millions of years. As the steward of New York’s history, the State Museum holds these treasures in trust for all New Yorkers...
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Iroquois Indian Museum - 324 Caverns Road - Howes Cave, NY - (518) 296-8949

The Iroquois Indian Museum is a truly unique cultural destination, strategically located just minutes from Howe Caverns. Our mission is to educate the public about Iroquois art, culture, and history. The Iroquois are those Native American people belonging to one or more of the Six Nations: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora. Exhibits of both traditional and experimental Iroquois arts and historical and archeological collections, an inter-active hands-on Children's Iroquois Museum, a wide range of programs, tours, and special events, many of which can be geared to a group's specific needs, and a 45-acre Nature Park with three hiking trails, are all a part of the Museum's offerings. The Museum building is a work of art in itself, designed in the shape and spirit of the old longhouses that once graced the valleys of upstate New York, but constructed as a fully modern building. The museum is a venue for promoting Iroquois art and artists, and a meeting place for all peoples to celebrate Iroquois culture and diversity. As an anthropological... More >>>

 
Empire State Aerosciences Museum - 250 Rudy Chase Drive - Glennville, NY - (518) 377-2191

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum (ESAM) was established in 1984 as a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation, chartered by the NY State Department of Education. The museum occupies 9 buildings and 27 acres of land on the western perimeter of the Schenectady County Airport, opposite from the Stratton Air National Guard base. It is an ideal environment to tell the story of aviation. The mission of the Empire State Aerosciences Museum is: “TO EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN AND EXCITE WITH EXPERIENCES IN AIR AND SPACE.” The value of our Aerosciences Museum to the Capital Region is that it: Stimulates interest in aviation, particularly of NYS, for residents & visitors of all ages; Provides a repository for historical artifacts, documents & aircraft; Assists schools through exposing students to aviation technology and career opportunities; and Provides space for meetings for aviation advocates and other groups... More >>>