The "Electric City" in New York's Capital region has one of the largest collections of colonial houses in the U.S. The revitalized downtown district, located a block from the Amtrak station, is home to an exciting arts scene, entertainment and culinary scene.

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Shows at Proctors Theatre, a beautifully restored venue built in 1926, include a mix of Broadway touring musicals (An American in Paris), concerts (Celtic Woman: The Destiny Tour), and exciting special events (Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show).



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Museum of Innovation and Science | Schenectady, NY | New York By Rail
 

The Museum of Innovation and Science, a.k.a. "miSci," has opened the Challenger Learning Center, a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math experience, in a completely renovated wing with programs based on NASA astronaut training.



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Mabee Farms Historic Site | Schenectady | New York By Rail
 

The Mabee Farm Historic Site hosted several special events in 2016, including Celtic Heritage Day, Canal Fest and an Arts & Crafts Festival. Permanent collection includes "The Erie Impact: Changing Agriculture in the Mohawk River Valley."



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Downtown Shenectady | Schenectady | New York By Rail
 

Downtown Schenectady, a hub of history and culture, connects shops, galleries, museums, restaurants, parks, and colleges. Stroll the Mohawk River in Riverfront Park, or explore the marketplace on Jay St.—site of the Sunday Greenmarket.



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Stockade Historic District | Schenectady | New York By Rail
 

The Stockade Historic District is a collection of 17th—20th-century homes, businesses and churches, including the Schenectady Civic Players community theater. Take an audio walking tour through this neighborhood, continuously inhabited for 300+ years.



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Open year round, Central Park is known for its formal rose garden with 300 varieties and 4,000 bushes surrounding the tiered center fountain. Free summer concerts are performed at the Music Haven amphitheater.



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At the Empire State Aerosciences Museum , view restored Douglas, Grumman, McDonnell, and Northrop aircrafts; hands-on exhibits such as Simulated Reality Vehicle; an Amelia Earhart Exhibit; and several other displays of aviation memorabilia and artifacts.



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Union College | Schenectady, NY | New York By Rail
 

Union College—renowned as the first architecturally-designed campus in America—is home to the 16-sided Nott Memorial, a National Historic Landmark. U.C. features Mandeville Gallery and Memorial Chapel, known for its acoustics for the chamber music series.



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Wolf Hollow Brewing Company | Schenectady | New York By Rail
 

At the Wolf Hollow Brewing Company, a local craft brewery in Glenville, take an onsite brewery tour, relax and enjoy a cold, hand-crafted ale, IPA or stout in the tasting room, or dine in the BBQ restaurant.



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