Exploring Albany's history and culture has just gotten easier! Click on the image below on the right to view the full heritage guide to the Historic Capital City on the Hudson. Included in this guide is a list of historic attractions in Albany, their hours of operation, detailed maps of the city with outlined site locations, and other must-sees throughout New York's Capital.
Partners for Albany Stories (PAS) is a collaboration of historical, cultural, and preservation organizations working together to develop a comprehensive and compelling story of Albany's rich history. Together we will expand the public's understanding of Albany's important role in the past and present development of New York State and the nation.
Albany's long and complex history—manifested in its built environment—gives the city its sense of place, making it a desirable location in which to live and an enticing destination to visit. Three eighteenth-century house museums, all of which once had views of the Hudson River to the east, are remnants of a wealthy class of political, military and business elite; the massive Capitol building reflects Albany's status as a hub of power; dozens of diverse neighborhoods are defined by distinct architectural styles and key historic community sites such as schools and houses of worship; a few modest yet notable structures reflect Albany's role in important social and religious movements; and the archives and collections cared for within the community's museums narrate, in tangible form, nearly 400 years of history and development.