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A real eye opener...

In the Albany area, we take the Dutch background for granted. The spring "Tulip Festival" happens... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
John I
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Clifton Park, New York
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The musuem is not a historical house really because the building went through a lot of interior... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
gcbnapa
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California
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Museum detailing Hudson Valley Dutch lifestyles.
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9 1/2 Riverside Ave, Rensselaer, NY 12144-2927
+1 518-463-8738
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 May 2012

We stopped over here on NYS Heritage Weekend as well as the Schuyler Mansion. It was well worth it as the staff are super knowledgeable about Dutch Colonial history in the Upper Hudson/Albany/Rensselaer area. The museum itself (restored Brick Manor House c.1712) was nicely laid...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Approaching the front door of Crailo, a sign on the closed door said to ring the bell. We did, twice. When a young woman finally came to the door she almost scolded us for being late for a tour, one that started ten minutes previously....More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Sharing stuff from my childhood growing up in Albany with my grandson. St Nicholas Day and Windmill cookies!

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Went here after Schuyler mansion. For a $1 more younger both. I would suggest Schuyler first but good either way. The docent was very well versed in the can Rensselaer family and Dutch Hudson valledohistory

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

In the Albany area, we take the Dutch background for granted. The spring "Tulip Festival" happens to cement that connection. However, this tour really shows the real beginning of the Dutch settlement, along with the background of Fort Orange, which is gone. I was stunned...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Arrived 5 min after 1 pm. Rang doorbell as directed. Rang x2 man answered stated tour full asked we return at 2pm door closed.We purchased a combination ticket at Schuyler Mansion. Not assigned a tour time. Building in quiet residential area. A bit tricky to...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

The musuem is not a historical house really because the building went through a lot of interior changes, but the museum tour is fascinating. They also have a very thorough exhibit on slavery and the Dutch West Indies company. I found it all well done...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Not much in these parts from the 1600s, but you can see walls that old here. Modern exhibits are very well done, though the museum is quite small, good for a visit of about an hour. If you are an Albany resident, this is a...More

1  Thank SnowboarderTraveller
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The museum is nicely situated on the Hudson River, so if you want to walk around or sit and watch the barges go by you can. It is small, but they have some interesting items. They had an exhibit about the West Indies Company's involvement...More

1  Thank catsnotkids
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Very nice state museum with history of early Albany Dutch settlements. The guide was excellent. Basement walls date from 1660, which is far older than anything in Albany. Good explanation of Netherlands prior to its colonies in US. Great exhibit on Dutch slave trade in...More

1  Thank SnowboarderTraveller
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Explore the Dutch history that started the culture in the Captial District. These folks have gone all out to give you the feeling of being in pre-British colonial home. Enjoy the environs and the informative guides. Don't miss this hidden gem on your next trip...More

1  Thank IItravelers
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I am glad that we only paid an additional $3 for a combo ticket with the Schuyler Mansion to visit Crailo. it is a very small building and had gone through so many different renovations, there is very little left of the original and it...More

1  Thank Eimac C
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