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Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2202
+1 518-463-4478
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Small but excellent museum

This is the second time I've been to this museum. Last year we went to see the Look-Alikes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maura K
Hyde Park, New York
Your Average Art Museum

We found this to be a beautiful space with many items on display. The artifacts in the Egyptian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane A
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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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125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2202
+1 518-463-4478
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time I've been to this museum. Last year we went to see the Look-Alikes dioramas (which are coming back around Thanksgiving). Yesterday we went to see the Victorian dresses on exhibit as well as the Hudson River School paintings. Both exhibits...More

Thank Maura K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this to be a beautiful space with many items on display. The artifacts in the Egyptian section were our favorites. Never before had we seen layers of wrapping cut away to reveal the mummy underneath. There were beautiful dresses, original artwork for one...More

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 1 week ago

recently went here with my wife, really well done exhibit featuring victorian era garb, primarily dresses, and a beautiful exhibit of original american girl doll artwork, the sculpture exhibit was a little odd, all the statues were facing the wrong direction, would have been nice...More

Thank spidersnyd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has a truly lovely collection of Hudson River School paintings, including a small, oval Asher Durand work that is worth the visit, all by itself. Add to that their mummies and traditional folk art, and you have a fine museum. Well worth the...More

Thank Albany_Wayfarer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From easy parking and welcoming front desk to spectacular exhibits and even two mummies - this museum is a must see when visiting Albany. The Victorian clothing exhibit on now was breath taking. The gowns from every big name design house in New York and...More

Thank Lorrie14618
Reviewed 16 October 2017 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

Thank denisemaurer
Reviewed 2 October 2017

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 26 September 2017

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
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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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24 March 2016|
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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.