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Address: 523 1/2 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12202-1111
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+1 518-434-4791
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Tue - Thu 09:30 - 16:30

This 18-century-style mansion (circa 1787), which sits on a wooded hill...

This 18-century-style mansion (circa 1787), which sits on a wooded hill overlooking the scenic Hudson River, contains a huge collection of antiques, textiles and other historical artifacts.

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Restoring a historic treasure

Be prepared to hear more about the restoration process than you expected. That being said, this is probably one of the very few tours that explains in detail what is involved in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2015
Niskayuna, New York
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Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Cherry Hill Mansion was owned by a number of generations, all of whom were savers. When Cherry Hill became a public attraction, the walls were starting to bend because of the weight of collections in the attic. On my first tour of this historic home, I was told that none of the owners ever threw away a single bill or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Although the property is under major renovation, we were fortunate to be guided by the site director who gave us additional insight into the property, the family and the phenomenal amount of archival information that had been collected over 5 generations. To have this amount of original documentation in tact and in one place is incredible. Renovations are still ongoing,... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Be prepared to hear more about the restoration process than you expected. That being said, this is probably one of the very few tours that explains in detail what is involved in saving a historic structure. And who knew that the family saved so many books and papers in the attic, that their weight caused a corner of the building... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

First of all, I have to say that yes, it is in a rough part of town. But you don't need to worry about that, because you don't have to go traipsing around through the streets. It is really easy to find and the people are very nice. The only disappointing thing about it is that you cannot see most... More 

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Hadley, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

I visited Cherry Hill while it was under renovations and cant wait to return when it's complete. The history alone is worth the trip. The number of artifacts is incredible! I thank the 5 generations who lived in the home for being horders. So many interested items. I could tell there were spirits in the house, but nothing obvious to... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

Cherry Hill might be a local attraction but the traditional boring house tour has been given a boost with innovative programming, multi media elements and excellent guides.

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Albany, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

The staff does a good job of making up for the state of the house currently. When we last visited, most of the belongings were packed up in preparation for renovations. Staff would describe what used to be in a room, which was a bit strange having to rely on your imagination, but there was enough in the basement in... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2011

It's supposed to be haunted. We had an unexplained occurence in a room where a murder once took place

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2011

The house is currently undergoing a major restoration process and therefore the house tour focuses on the restoration process and why the house needs to be restored. The tour provides a unique opportunity to see a historic house in the middle of a major restoration. The tour guide was fantastic in explaining the history of the family and why it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2005

I've been to Cherry Hill twice. It was OK the first time, but just boring the second. It's just an old house with old artifacts like stoves, furniture, etc. Not really worth the admission price.

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