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Albany’s Cultural Sites
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New York State Capital, Albany
The cultural sites of the Capital District range from museums spanning art and quirk, to stunning theaters, historic sites, and mansion tours.
The staple of New York’s Capital Region, Albany features a multitude of museums, art galleries, and performing arts centers – most of which are historic sites in their own right.
The country’s oldest and largest state museum, the New York State Museum is a must-see, while the Albany Institute of History and Art, established in 1791, is one of the oldest museums in the nation. Both feature some of Albany’s best art collections, along with the Empire State Plaza Art Collection.
Historic sites are aplenty in Albany as well. Enjoy a tour of the gorgeous New York State Capitol, or check out historic homes like Ten Broeck Mansion and Schuyler Mansion, or stroll through downtown’s Irish American Heritage Museum. For theater fans, check event calendars at the Times Union Center, Palace Theatre, and The Egg – a uniquely designed venue at the Empire State Plaza.
Saratoga Springs features its fair share of cultural sites as well. Enjoy quirky museums like the National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame and the Saratoga Automobile Museum, while theater enthusiasts may relish in a night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. History buffs, make the short trip to Saratoga National Historical Park for preserved Battles of Saratoga sites, plus the Masonic Saratoga Monument, and General Philip Schuyler House.
More historic sites, theaters, and art museums are located throughout the Capital District of upstate New York. Don’t miss the Nott Memorial in Schenectady, and Troy attractions like the Hart-Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center, and the Hart-Cluett Mansion. Art addicts, make certain to see the Hyde Collection in Glen Falls – just south of Lake George.
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