The “Electric City,” once HQ for Thomas Edison. Now a quirky, burgeoning downtown, one block from the train station. An Artisan district in the making. And a famous collection of Colonial houses.

What’s Nearby Schenectady Station


Jay Street Marketplace

A rich and diverse marketplace can be found at Jay Street Marketplace in Riverfront Park.

Proctor’s Theatre

Shows at Proctor's 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).

Schenectady Historic District

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.

Must See Schenectady


Empire State Aerosciences Museum

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


MiSci, the Museum of Science, features a planetarium and simulated space mission.

Woodlawn Preserve

Woodlawn Preserve forever maintains over 135 acres of wild land, home to wildlife.

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Spring and Summer Gardens Across NYS

Spring and summer bring about some of the most picturesque landscapes thanks to beautiful sunny skies and fresh blooming flowers. Gardens across New York State are perfect places to experience this seasonal beauty. All listed are accessible by Amtrak and will allow you to bask in nature’s magnificence. Spring and Summer Gardens Across New York State

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