Museums


Museums in Albany-Rensselaer brought to you by New York by Rail. Your Amtrak Travel Guide for destinations in NY, VT & Canada.


Albany Institute of History & Art

One of the oldest museums in the United States holds the best collection to document Upper Hudson Valley history.

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Albany Institute of History & Art

Albany Institute of History and Art

Established in 1791, the Albany Institute of History and Art, has among its collections of art and artifacts from the 17th century to present day.

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Albany Institute of History and Art

Fort Crailo

History lovers can visit Fort Crailo to learn about Colonial Dutch life in the region through guided museum tours and programs. Facebook.com/CrailoStateHistoricSite/

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Fort Crailo

New York State Capitol Building

Though it’s not, strictly speaking, a museum, the New York State Capitol Building is a bona fide historic site with museum-quality exhibits on many aspects…

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New York State Capitol Building

New York State Museum

At the New York State Museum, science, anthropology, education and art exhibits tell the story of the state's cultural and natural history. Popular displays include…

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New York State Museum

The New York State Museum

A 10-minute walk from the Capitol, across the 98-acre white-marbled expanse of the Empire State Plaza, is an even more ambitious repository of New York’s…

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The New York State Museum

USS Slater

The USS Slater, the only remaining WWII American destroyer escort afloat, is now a floating museum moored in Albany. USSSLATER.ORG

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USS Slater
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