The best museums in Albany in 2022

These are the top 10 best museums in Albany, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Albany:

  1. New York State Museum1

    New York State Museum

    The New York State Museum is a research-backed institution in Albany , New York , United States . It is located on Madison Avenue, attached to the south side of the Empire State Plaza , facing onto the plaza and towards the New York State Capitol . The museum houses art, artifacts ( prehistoric and
  2. Cherry Hill2

    Cherry Hill

    Cherry Hill is a historic house located on South Pearl Street ( New York State Route 32 ) in Albany , New York, United States. It is a timber frame structure dating to the late 18th century. In 1971 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places , one of the first properties in the city t
  3. Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site3

    Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site

    Schuyler Mansion is a historic house at 32 Catherine Street in Albany , New York , United States. The brick mansion is now a museum and an official National Historic Landmark . It was constructed from 1761 to 1765 for Philip Schuyler , later a general in the Continental Army and early U.S. Senator ,
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  5. Ten Broeck Mansion4

    Ten Broeck Mansion

    The Ten Broeck Mansion in Albany, New York was built in 1797. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. A decade later it was included as a contributing property to the Arbor Hill Historic District–Ten Broeck Triangle when that neighborhood was listed on the Register.
  6. Albany Institute of History and Art5

    Albany Institute of History and Art

    The Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA) is a museum in Albany , New York, United States, "dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art, and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley region". It is located on Washington Avenue ( New York State
  7. Uss Slater6

    Uss Slater

    USS Slater (DE-766) is a Cannon -class destroyer escort that served in the United States Navy and later in the Hellenic (Greek) Navy . Following service during World War II , the ship was transferred to Greece and renamed Aetos . Decommissioned in 1991, the destroyer escort was returned to the Unit
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  9. Harmanus Bleecker Library7

    Harmanus Bleecker Library

    The former Harmanus Bleecker Library is located at the intersection of Washington Avenue ( New York State Route 5 ) and Dove Street in Albany, New York , United States. It is a brick and stone Classical Revival building constructed in the 1920s. In 1996 it was listed on the National Register of Hist
  10. 8

    Irish American Heritage Museum

    The Irish American Heritage Museum is a museum in Albany, New York . The museum describes their educational mission as "To preserve and tell the story of the contributions of the Irish people and their culture in America, inspiring individuals to examine the importance of their own heritage as part
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    Throop Pharmacy Museum

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    University Art Museum at University at Albany


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