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Albany Institute of History & Art

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Address: 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Phone Number: 518-463-4478
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Step inside one of the oldest museums in North America for a glimpse of...
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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my husband and I went there and really enjoyed the displays. They have a very haunting 9/11 display that makes you sad and yet proud of how people responded.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

my husband and I went there and really enjoyed the displays. They have a very haunting 9/11 display that makes you sad and yet proud of how people responded.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Having been residents of Albany for decades and members of this museum for much of that time, we have seen its permanent collection of Hudson River School paintings several times. They are always lovely to revisit. Other aspects of the collection, such as the Palmer paintings, the Egyptian artifacts and the mummy are also of interest. Living up to its... More 

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Petaluma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A small collection of art combined with two Egyptian mummies and a couple rooms of baseball memorabilia is enough to occupy an hour or so of your time. I really wanted to give it a very good, though it just doesn't warrant it. Centrally located in downtown Albany, you can wander the historic neighborhoods after visiting museum - which has... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It is a very small museum. They have a number of paintings of the Hudson River Valley School. They also have several Egyptian items (mommies). The building is interesting, and the gift shop is also small but interesting. I was able to buy Dutch cookies. You can see all in one hour...or less...

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have been here several times and each time I have discovered something new. Recently I have seen the Walter Launt Palmer collection featuring his incredible work. I was able to see his progression through the different mediums that he worked with. As an avid baseball fan the Triple Play was a joy to see. I never though I would... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

nice collection of hudson river valley landscape paintings. worth a visit. small collections but interesting. Includes dutch colonial items from early albany.

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Albany, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We have visited the Albany Institute a number of times and particularly enjoy the sections on Albany history and the Dutch period. There are also a number of Hudson River School paintings which we always like to see.

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Lewiston, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This museum is a gem! A baseball exhibit of artifacts, game history, and films to me is even better than Cooperstown! Famous for Egyptian Mummies exhibit, along with India artifacts, and some great Hudson River Artwork. Not overwhelming, but everything that they have is first rate in every way! Free admission on Thursday nights from 5 to 8 p.m.! Worth... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

good staff, some nice local displays and history. research parking ahead of time or it could get frustrating. this is real close to the Capital. decent shop.

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a great example of an art museum in a smaller venue. It's not MOMA or the Met, but what it does it does well. We enjoyed the regional connections with the Hudson River school the coverlets and the statuary exhibits. The contemporary exhibit downstairs was a head scratcher in some cases, but that's probably the point. We had... More 

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Additional Information about Albany Institute of History & Art

Address: Address: 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Phone Number: 518-463-4478
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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