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Albany:

Albany City Hall
Albany, NY 12207

Noted for its Romanesque Revival style architecture. Built in 1881. Free admission. Open year round, Monday through Friday 8:30AM until 5PM.

First Church in Albany
Clinton Square
North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207
(518)463-4449
Boasts America's oldest pulpit and weathervane. Built in 1642. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Guided tours by appointment. Open year round, Monday through Friday 9AM until 4PM.

Historic Cherry Hill
523 1/2 Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202
(518)434-4791
Philip Van Rensselaer's 1827 Georgian-style home. Tours. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10AM until 4PM, Sunday 1PM until 4PM.

New York State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12242
(518)474-2418
Has intricate carvings and has several different architectural styles. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Group tours for the Million Dollar Staircase, state Senate and the Assembly chambers.

Schuyler Mansion
32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY 12202
(518)434-0834
Revolutionary War general Philip Schuyler's mansion. Built in 1761. Has porcelain, furniture, glassware, and herb and flower gardens. Tours by appointment. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Open April through October, Wednesday through Saturday, 10AM until 5PM, Sunday 1PM until 5PM.

St Peter's Episcopal Church
107 State Street, Albany, NY 12207
(518)434-3870
The oldest Episcopal Church north of NY City. Tours. Free admission. Open year round, Monday through Friday, 11:30AM until 1:15PM.

Ten Broeck Mansion
9 Ten Broeck Place, Albany, NY 12210
(518)436-9826
Eighteenth century mansion with period furnishings and restored gardens. Has the oldest wine cellar in continuous use in the United States. Tours by appointment. Open April through December, Wednesday through Friday 2PM until 4PM, Saturday and Sunday 1PM unti 4PM. Closed holidays.

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Ballston Spa:

Brookside Saratoga City History Center
6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12202
(518)885-4000
An eighteenth century resort hotel. Has permanent and temporary exhibits of the cities history. Has hands on and computer exhibits. Open year round: Tuesday 12N through 8PM; Wednesday through Friday 10AM through 4PM; Saturday 12N through 4PM; closed Sunday and Monday.

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Cambridge:

Buskirk Covered Bridge
First Northern Turnpike, Cambridge, NY

Goes over the Hoosic River. Free. Open year round.

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Caroga Lake:

Caroga Historical Museum
London Bridge Road, Caroga Lake, NY 12032
(518)835-4400
Includes a 1905 farmhouse, a 1870 cobbler shop, general store, and a 130-year old barn. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Open July through August, Wednesday through Sunday 1PM until 5PM.

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Colonie:

Pruyn House
207 Old Niskayuna Road, Colonie, NY 12128
(518)783-1435
Has period furnishings and an herb garden. Built in the 1830's. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Tours. Open year round, Monday through Friday 9AM until 4PM. Closed holidays.

Shaker Meeting House
Albany-Shaker Road, Colonie, NY 12211
(518)456-7890
Site of America's first Shaker settlement. Has the original cemetery and orchard. Tours available. Handicapped accessible. Open year round, Tuesday through Saturday 9AM until 4PM.

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East Hartford:

Log Village Grist Mill
Box 5, Route 30, East Hartford, NY 12838
(518)632-5237
Grist mill built 1810. Still in operation with original equipment. Has an 1894 cider mill and press and an agricultural museum in the mill barn.

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Fort Edward:

Old Fort House Museum
29 Lower Broadway, Route 4, Fort Edward, NY 12828
(518)747-9600
A 1772 structure with period furnishings the focal point of a six building complex. Has French and Indian War artifacts and a law office 1853. Open mid-June through Labor Day, daily 1PM until 5PM, December, daily 1PM until 4PM.

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Granville:

North Granville Bridge
Box 134, Granville, NY 12832

Built in 1889. Maple sugar house, fishing. Well-known quarries for colored slate.

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Hoosick Falls:

Bennington Battlefield
Route 67, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
(518)686-7109
American forces stopped British General Burgoyne's invasion from Canada in 1777. Free admission. Open mid-April until Memorial Day, weekends only 9AM until dusk; Memorial Day through Columbus Day, 10AM until 7PM.

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Jackson:

Eagleville Covered Bridge
Eagleville Road, Jackson, NY

Built about 1858.

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Johnstown:

Fulton City Court House
North William and East Main Streets, Johnstown, NY 12095

Built by Sir William Johnson in 1772. The only Colonial period court house in the US still in use. Open year round, daily 9AM until 5PM.

Johnson Hall
Hall Avenue, Johnstown, NY 12095
(518)762-8712
Sir William Johnson's eighteenth century home. Admission fee: Adults $3, Senior Citizens $2, Children aged 6 - 12, $1, Friends of Johnson Hall members, free. Open year round, May 15 through October 31, Saturday 10AM to 5PM, Sunday 1PM to 5PM.

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Rensselaer:

Crailo
9 1/2 Riverside Avenue, Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518)463-8738
Van Rensselaers' former home. Museum, now, with exhibits on Hudson Valley Dutch culture. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Open April through October, Wednesday through Saturday, 10AM unti 5PM, Sunday 1PM until 5PM. Tours every half hour - last one at 4PM.

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Rotterdam Junction:

Mabee Farm Historic Site
1080 Main Street (Route 5S), Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
(518)887-5073 (518)887-5746(fax)
Step into the past with a visit to the oldest house in the Mohawk Valley (over 300 Years). This farm complex comprises a 300 year old Dutch House, Inn, Slave Quarters, 1760 Dutch Barn, English barn and family cemetery. The site showcases heirlooms, educational exhibits, special events and school programs and is used as a community resource. Open First Tuesday of May to the last Saturday in September Tuesday - Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm. Also year round by appointment.

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Salem:

Rexleigh Covered Bridge
PO Box 10, Salem, NY 12865
(518)854-9200
Built 1870. Free.

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Saratoga Springs:

Historic Society of Saratoga Springs Museum
Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518)584-6920
Gambling casino from the 1870's. Tours by appointment. Call for hours.

Saratoga Springs Urban Cultural Park Visitors Center
297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518)587-3241
Originally built as trolley station in 1915. Then, converted to Drink Hall in 1940. Walking tours. Free admission. Open year round, Monday through Saturday 9AM until 4PM, Sunday 12N until 4PM. November through April, closed Sundays.

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Schenectady:

Schenectady City Historical Society Museum
32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12305
(518)374-0263
Has furniture, toys, and artifacts from the 1700 and 1800's. Located in the Dora Jackson House. Open year round, Monday through Friday 1PM until 5PM. Closed holidays.

Schenectady Stockade
13-15 North College Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
(518)382-1810
Eighteenth century settlement, now private homes. Tours by appointment. Open year round, Monday through Friday 10AM until 2PM.

Union College
Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308
(518)388-6000
Completed 1814. Venetian Gothic Nott Memorial. Free admission.

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Schuylerville:

General Philip Schuyler House
Route 4, Schuylerville, NY
(518)664-9821
Part of the Saratoga National Park. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Wednesday through Sunday 9AM until 5PM.

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Shushan:

Shushan Covered Bridge Museum
City Route 61, Shushan, NY 12873
(518)854-3870
Covered bridge built 1858. Has one-room schoolhouse from 1852 adjacent. Free admission. Tours. Open July through August, Tuesday through Sunday 1PM until 5PM. Memorial Day to July 4th weekend and Labor Day until Columbus Day, weekends only.

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Stillwater:

Saratoga National Historical Park
Routes 4 and 32, Stillwater, NY 12170
(518)664-9821
Site of the Battle of Saratoga (1777). Open year round, daily 9AM until 5PM. Closed winter holidays.

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Troy:

Hart-Cluett Museum
Second Street, Troy, NY 12180
(518)272-7232
Fourteen rooms and portraits. Call for hours.

Uncle Sam's Grave
Oakwood Cemetery, 101 St, Troy, NY 12180
(518)272-7520
The grave of Sam Wilson, a meat packer who supplied beef during the War of 1812 to the U.S. Army. Soldiers interpreted U.S. Beef,/i> to mean Uncle Sam's Beef. Wilson's caricature came to represent the USA. Free admission. Open year round, daily 9AM through 4:30PM.

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Victory:

Saratoga Monument
648 Route 32, Stillwater, NY 12170
(518)664-9821
Monument commemorating the surrender of General Burgoyne during the Battle of Saratoga. Open mid-June through Labor Day, 9AM until 5PM.

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Wilton:

Grant Cottage
Wilton, NY 12866
(518)587-8277 (518)584-2000
The cottage of President Ulysses S. Grant. He and his family resided here while he wrote his memoirs. Has personal possessions, period furnishings, and letters. Tours. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Wednesday through Sunday, 10AM until 4PM.

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