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Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2202
+1 518-463-4478
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A day at the Musem

A wonderful place to take out-of-town guests, family, and friends. Always rotating galleries most... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Beyondthegreysky
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Albany, New York
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If you love the Hudson River School

The Hudson River School is a group of 19th cent. romantic landscape painters of the Hudson River... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Matthias M
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Baltimore, Maryland
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2202
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"the hudson river school"
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"small museum"
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"egyptian mummies"
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"landscape paintings"
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"ancient egypt"
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"american girl"
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"local museum"
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"rock n roll"
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"cafe and gift shop"
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"victorian era"
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"victorian dress"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A wonderful place to take out-of-town guests, family, and friends. Always rotating galleries most having to do with the history or possible future of New York! Free to go. There is a suggested donation. 😎

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Hudson River School is a group of 19th cent. romantic landscape painters of the Hudson River valley and surrounding areas. The museum has a very good selection of their more modestly sized paintings, in particularly examples of lesser known members of the group. This...More

Thank Matthias M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is definitely worth a detour, as the Michelin people say. It's been in operation for several centuries. Remarkable. While we loved the somewhat idiosyncratic and unexpected display of Egyptian mummies (mummies in Albany?), the real treat was the very large room devoted to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was able to catch the exhibition on Vivtiorian Dresses. It was well annotated. I enjoyed reading about how these ornate dresses were constructed. Of course, the exhibition of Hudson River School of landscape paintings was fantastic.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went initially to view the costumes worn by the gentry in the 1800s which was excellent, but found so much more to visit. An Egyptian section complete with mummy, a large art collection, a section on commerce and trade in early Albany, statues and...More

Thank 740Elly48
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

We were in Albany for the Tulip Festival but because of an all day rain decided to seek shelter in the nearest museum. Very glad we made this choice. The display of Victorian dresses was very impressive (and I am not usually interested in women's...More

Thank Afoodie65
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We wanted to see a temporary exhibit of more than 75 Hudson River School artists' paintings, and we were not disappointed. The trip was worth it if this was all we saw at the museum. But there was also a wonderful exhibit featuring noted sculptors...More

1  Thank William F
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

After months of being barred from visiting museums in New York City because they are not truly wheelchair accessible, this museum was a refreshing delight on so many levels! We went into Albany on a holiday weekend; the city was practically empty, so our visit...More

2  Thank H E
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

They had an excellent costume exhibit on Victorian dress plus an artist exhibit for the American Girl collection. Smallish museum but really nicely laid out.

1  Thank Diane K
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This is a very well done museum with one of the best collections of Hudson river school paintings outside of the Met in New York. There was also an incredible collection of victorian dresses, which I normally have zero interest in but the display was...More

1  Thank TravelinRobT
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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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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.
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