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July Walkabout Wednesday Tour: Lincoln Park

Wednesday, July 18 • 5:30 p.m.
Meet at the southeast corner of State and Eagle Streets, in front of the Renaissance


Before Lincoln Park became a park, it was full of breweries and brick factories, manicured country estates, and a notorious squatter’s community. The Beaver Kill once ran through its steep ravine, cascading over the Buttermilk Falls. In 1890 the city purchased the area and began the slow process of transforming it into one of Albany’s great outdoor spaces. The park includes a landscape designed by noted architect Charles Downing Lay, a stellar WPA-era bathhouse, and layer upon layer of Albany history. 

Earlier Event: June 21
House and Garden Tour