Located in the c. 1870s Quackenbush Pumping Station, the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center provides access to info on Albany's history and tourism resources 7 days a week for visitors to the City of Albany; the on-site Henry Hudson Planetarium also offers monthly programming.
Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History and Art is one of the country's oldest museums and offers an excellent introduction to the fine art and culture of the upper Hudson Valley.
Incorporated April 2, 1841, the Albany Rural Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the most beautiful and historic cemeteries in upstate New York.
Bear Mountain Park offers many opportunities for enjoying both the outdoors and history. Walk along the Appalachian Trail or visit the Trailside Museum.