Skip Navigation Links"Windows on History" Train Guide

The wealth of historic, cultural, and natural resources in the Hudson River Valley affords every traveler the opportunity for a unique and memorable experience. One of the best opportunities for a memorable experience is Amtrak’s passenger rail service between New York City’s Pennsylvania Station and the Capital District’s Albany-Rensselaer Station.  Traveling along the eastern bank of the Hudson River, this route offers rare and magnificent views of some of the most significant state and national resources. This route is not only one of the most popular in the nation, but the most highly traveled route in New York State, attracting a diverse ridership.

With this in mind, the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is pleased to present “Windows on History: Exploring the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.”  This guide is produced in partnership with New York By Rail and I Love New York.


Through narratives, historic depictions, and photos taken from the perspective of passengers on the train, this guide educates rail passengers traveling through the Hudson River Valley about the resources they see out their windows.  Additionally, this guide provides information about the surrounding communities and historic sites located nearby as well as an account of transportation history in the region.  As you learn more about the nationally-significant resources of the Hudson River Valley, you will be encouraged to explore the region and take advantage of all it has to offer. 


To download your free .pdf copy of "Windows on History," please click here.