The mid-Hudson and Capital District regions in NYS are now in Phase IV reopening and some sites are reopening with limited hours and tours. Please call the individual sites directly to inquire about the events listed on our event calendars and to inquire about hours.

The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area does not own or operate any of the sites listed below. They are owned and managed by the organizations listed in the site descriptions. Please call ahead for special accommodation needs or with any questions about their sites.

Albany Institute of History & Art

Arts, Artists, & the Hudson River School

Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art has been collecting for over 200 years. Its collections document the Hudson Valley as a crossroads of cultures, influencing the art and history of the region, the state, and the nation. With more than 35,000 objects and one million documents in the library, it is an important resource for the region, giving our community a sense of the part the Hudson Valley played in the American story, and our own place in history. Exhibitions change frequently and range in topics from colonial history to contemporary art. Permanent displays include 19th century sculptures by Albany native Erastus Dow Palmer, landscape paintings by Hudson River School artists, and two Ancient Egyptian mummies.

Amenities: Passport Stamp, Family Friendly, Public Transportation, Restrooms