Quality Inn & Suites Albany Airport
611 Troy-Schenectady Rd.
Latham, NY 12110-2505
Phone: (518) 785-5891
Fax: (518) 785-5805
611 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, NY, US, 12110-2505
- Phone: (518) 785-5891
- Fax: (518) 785-5805
Arts & Museums
The Shaker Heritage Society is a non-profit organization founded with an aim to promote and preserve the very first Shaker settlement of the nation. The members of this society undertake variety of activities and events to educate and inform people about the Shakers, their culture and other facts. Craft fairs, workshops, concerts, dramas and much more are organized throughout the year. For more details, check their website.
The Arts Center offers classes, performances & events, The Memoir Project, family Sundays, and a gallery.
A museum of Rensselaer County history with over 40,000 artifacts and related materials. They have a large research library with photographs, genealogical materials, church, business and civic organization records.
Features photography exhibits, programs, and workshops.
The main office building of Burden Iron Works, functions as a museum getting visitors acquainted with industrialization process that changed Troy in the 19th Century. The building, constructed in the 1880s, is a red brick structure with a prominent octagonal cupola perched atop it. The exhibits on display are artifacts that were once used in the manufacturing of iron. Visits to Burden Iron Works Museum are by appointment only, call ahead for further details.
Salvaged in 2005, by the New York State Museum and various other public and private sector societies and agencies, the Day Peckinpaugh is the only intact canal motor ship of New York. Originally, built as a cargo carrier in the year 1921, the Day Peckinpaugh is set to be moored at the Matton Shipyard. Also, the ship is added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Urger is the epitome of a 'little tugboat that could', it was built in 1901 and since then it has been pushing people and boats around the Midwest and Northeast waterways. It is definitely one of the oldest working vessels in the country and today it still charters people around the scenic towns along the Hudson River. The crew ferries people on the river during the Summer and Fall seasons only; for complete schedule, check the New York State Canals website.
This museum strives to instill a sense of wonder and discovery in young minds, inspiring a lifelong exploration of science and technology. They offer hands-on exhibits for exploring, discovering and imagining the world of science and technology.
The Van Rensselaer family from the Netherlands had a long and varied history in the development of the Albany and its environs. This house was built in 1797 for Elizabeth Van Rensselaer on one of the many landed estates owned by her uncle. It was named Ten Broeck after Elizabeth's husband and it remained in this line until the Olcott family purchased it 50 years later. Over the next 100 years, generations of Olcotts stayed in the house until it was sold to the Albany County Historical Association in 1948. Since then it has functioned as a museum and historical repository that exhibits artifacts and furnishings from the last two centuries. Visitors can tour the home and gardens upon the hillside as well as embark upon a journey back to the Federal-Colonial era inside the estate. The mansion also holds events throughout the year like jazz music or live theater, and if you're interested into renting out the home, that is also available; check website for details.
The Albany Institute of History & Art is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Upper Hudson River Valley. The variety of exhibits range from that of local products to masterpieces of the Hudson River Valley School. Impressionist art hangs besides contemporary artworks by some of New York's best artists as well as furniture produced in the state. There are always changing exhibits, openings and shows, so check out their website for upcoming events and special conferences that happen on site.
An official NASA 'Space Place', the Henry Hudson Planetarium at Quackenbush Square is located inside the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center. The center holds fun and informative astronomy programs aimed primarily at children, however the education is beneficial to all ages. The programs include a cosmology show and a star sighting above Albany; they are held every third Saturday of the month. For list of events and other activities inside the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, check the website.
Operated by the New Netherland Museum, the Half Moon is a reproduction of the 85-foot ship that Henry Hudson sailed from Holland to the New World in 1609. This living history museum sometimes docks and offers tours in Albany.