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Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center

Lakes to Locks Passage Gateway Visitor and Heritage Centers

The building originally served as a water pumping station for Albany. The museum galleries offer a variety of permanent displays exploring the history of Albany from its beginnings to present day, the USS Albany Heritage Exhibit featuring ships named for the capital city from 1846 to the present. In addition, special exhibits and events featuring the history and culture of the Capital Region are scheduled throughout the year. The Henry Hudson Planetarium, located at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, is a curved theatre with a domed ceiling, permanent projection screen, and sixty comfortably cushioned seats. Assistance and suggestions for visitor information is also available.

Parkings fees may apply.

Identify And Describe The Management Organization

The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center is managed by the Albany County Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

What Are The Stories Told In This Facility

The USS Albany Heritage Exhibit, Henry Hudson Planetarium, video of Albany

What Are The “Don’t Miss” Experiences In This Community

New York State Museum Albany, NY

Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site Albany, NY

The Pruyn House Colonie, NY

Thacher Park Altamont, NY

Albany County Historical Society at the Ten Broeck Mansion Albany, NY

What Communities Does This Facility Serve

Albany County


Season And Hours Open

MONDAY - FRIDAY, 9:00AM - 4:00PM; SATURDAY, 10:00AM - 3:00PM; SUNDAY, 11:00AM - 3:00PM