House & Garden Tour
June 25, 2015


89 Lexington Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
office| 518-465-0876
fax | 518-463-2704
As a part of our mission to promote the appreciation of Albany's magnificent architecture, Historic Albany hosts an annual House & Garden Tour showcasing 10-15 historic buildings and their gardens.  The tour moves from neighborhood to neighborhood highlighting the very best in Albany's architecture and ongoing preservation efforts.  

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Prepaid tickets on sale through June 19th: $15/person
From June 20th through day of event, June 25th: $20/person

To purchase tickets online, please visit
Check out this video with one of this year's House & Garden Tour hosts, about then-governor FDR's visits to her backyard, made by Center Square Association:


About the tour:

Center Square Association and Historic Albany Foundation are proud to present the 40th Annual Hidden City House & Garden Tour on Thursday, June 25 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Every year, this tour brings the neighborhood to life as homeowners open their doors and gardens to the public. Guests are able to tour, at their leisure, the beautiful and historic homes and hidden gardens that make up the Center Square neighborhood.

This year, we are proud to partner with Capital Roots to bring community gardening into the mix. Guests will also visit the very same garden where Franklin Delano Roosevelt used to have cocktails with his Center Square acquaintances. Center Square Association and Historic Albany Foundation will also celebrate the tour's 40th Anniversary by incorporating elements of the House Tour as it has taken place over the last 40 years. 

Tickets are $15 per person through June 19, and $20 per person after June 19, through the day of the tour. They can be purchased online or at Capital Wine, at the corner of State & Lark. Special thanks to our tour sponsor

Never been on the tour?  Here's how it works:
Once your tickets have been purchased, your name(s) will go on the prepaid guest list for the day of the tour.  We cannot give out tickets (the tickets act as your map and program as well) ahead of time in order to maintain the privacy of  the gracious homeowners that are opening up their homes and gardens to the public on the day of the tour!

Tickets can be picked up (for the prepaid individuals) AND purchased from 4-7pm at the designated pick up location.  The tour is a self-guided, go-at-you-own-pace, whatever-order-you-desire type tour!  Most of the homes are within walking distance to one another.

We hope to see you at the tour!

Presale ticket locations:
  • Historic Albany Foundation, 89 Lexington Ave., Albany, NY                       518.465.0876, Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. (in Warehouse) 9am-5pm
  • Capital Wine 348 State St., Albany, NY                                                         518.689.0160, Mon.-Fri.  Noon-9pm,  Sat.  11am-9pm,  Sun.  Noon-7pm
Pick up and day-of-event sales:

235 Lark Street, Albany, 4-7pm518.489.4747
All tickets non-refundable.  Tour happens rain or shine!

Become a Historic Albany member to receive mail and email updates and announcements on upcoming events such as the House & Garden Tours.  To become a member or for more information, contact Historic Albany at 465-0876 x 13.

Tour Sponsor

Thanks to our partners!

Media Sponsor: All Over Albany