Welcome to Albany   

New York’s Capital City …  Where Hudson River & Erie Canal Meet

Home to Music, Fine Dining, American History, World Class Universities, Sports, Entertainment and More.

Residents and visitors alike enjoy four unique seasons of entertaining events, historic masterpieces, unique cultural attractions, regional shopping centers, and a taste for culinary delights from around the world. With convenient access via plane, train, and automobile, Albany is the perfect destination for all types of travelers.


Eric Canal Music Festival      Albany Symphony     New York State Capital

The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, located in historic Quackenbush Square, features exhibits, an orientation film and tours which provide an overview of the history of Albany. Guided and self-guided tours are also available via trolley, bus and walking tours. The staffed center is also the home of the Henry Hudson Planetarium.


Institute of History & Art                      Family Activities                                Palace Theater


Albany Capital Center                    Fun After Dark            Albany Heritage Visitor Center

USS Slater Museum

Colonial History

River Cruises

Beverage Tour

Albany is a global center for science, technology, mathematics and engineering.

International students enjoy world class universities and are a welcome addition to our community.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute                  SUNY University / Albany                  Albany Medical College


Learn more about Albany County.