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Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2202
+1 518-463-4478
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Victorian Splendor and Suffrage

We visited mid Sunday afternoon to see their current exhibits. Having long been a supporter of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Troy, New York
via mobile
An artistic and historical gem

One of the oldest in the country, this lovely museum had a vast collection of regional art and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Albany, New York
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Step inside one of the oldest museums in North America for a glimpse of what life was like in old Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley through an amazing collection of furniture, clothing, paintings, silver and photographs, all celebrating the importance of this region in American history.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2202
+1 518-463-4478
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited mid Sunday afternoon to see their current exhibits. Having long been a supporter of the museum, it was not surprising that their exhibitions were fabulous. The attention to detail in displaying fashions of the day made for an engaging visit. The curated exhibit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the oldest in the country, this lovely museum had a vast collection of regional art and artifacts and a trove of historical treasures. Most notable is the Hearst Gallery, which features an impressive collection of paintings from the Hudson River School.

Thank lorrainedaleo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here to collect an official cancellation (stamp) for my National Park Passport, and discovered a nice local museum at the same time. Nice collection of items from the history of Albany. The curation is interesting, as there is also a decent Egyptian collection...More

Thank TinyAdventures
Reviewed 16 September 2017

First of all, great people work at the Institute. We were greeted by Ron Ross who made us feel so welcomed and guided us through the museum floor plan. The exhibits are phenomenal, especially the Hudson River School Paintings on on the top floor. All...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 11 September 2017

My husband and I visited the Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany, New York on Sunday September 3rd. The exhibits in the museum have significantly changed since the last time we visited the museum in the September timeframe last year, so it was...More

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 20 July 2017

First of all this doesn't look like a museum from the outside, it looks like another educational building on a college campus. The workers were really nice, and then once I entered I fell in-love. The pieces of art and portraits, the artifacts, everything was...More

Thank Joami A
Reviewed 3 June 2017

My daughter and I drove up to Albany for a day and spent an hour here enjoying the collection. She has become interested in the Hudson River School of Artists and this was a good place to view some of their paintings. This is within...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I never would have expected to see mummies in a small museum in upstate New York but this museum has two! Including one that has been partially unwrapped so you can see the actual body. So cool! The rest of the museum was equally impressive...More

Thank MaineTraveler2017
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We support them but haven't been there in a while as driving there can be a challenge. We visited for the turn of the century photography exhibit & were not disappointed. So interesting to learn of the history of Albany & surrounding area. This gem...More

Thank Aud542
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The Albany Institute has invited visitors to enjoy its eclectic collections and exhibits for more than a century. We visited recently principally to see a small exhibit on Alexander Hamilton, who lived and worked in Albany for several years in the 1780s. We stayed around...More

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11 June 2016|
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Response from LaCat304 | Reviewed this property |
Hours Monday: Closed Tuesday: Open to registered groups only Wednesday: 10AM–5PM Thursday: 10AM-8PM* Library open Thursdays 1PM–4:30PM and by appointment Friday: 10AM-5PM Saturday: 10AM-5PM Sunday: Noon–5PM *Now offering... More
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Response from Moomus | Reviewed this property |
$10 is General Admission. They offer free admission on Thursdays starting at 5 p.m. through 8 p.m.