House & Garden Tour
June 26th, 2014


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.  

Prepaid tickets on sale through June 19th: $15/person
From June 20th through day of event, June 26th: $20/person

Tickets are no longer available online. Please purchase & pick-up tickets at 245 Lark Street, from 4 - 7 p.m. Houses & Gardens will open at 5 p.m. See you there!

About the tour:

Historic Albany Foundation and Center Square Neighborhood Association, in partnership with Audubon New York and Audubon Society of the Capital Region, will host the 39th annual Hidden City House and Garden Tour on Thursday, June 26, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. This self-guided garden tour downtown will feature beautiful, historic homes and their accompanying gardens in Albany’s oldest neighborhoods - with an urban birding twist.

In addition to the traditional house and garden tour, some host houses will pledge to maintain native plants, eliminate artificial fertilizers, and provide food and cover for wild birds. Demonstration sites along the tour route, run by Audubon Society Fellow, Laura McCarthy, will showcase the joy of urban birding and backyard birds.  

Other highlights of the tours include a charming garden on Jay Street that features a specimen tree peony, climbing roses, a pergola with a heritage hops vine, and many other plants. A mature garden on Lancaster Street boasts a fountain, climbing roses, and old magnolia trees bearing scars of a former wisteria vine.

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:

245 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 10.

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