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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

191 Union Ave
Albany, NY 12866   Directions

(518) 584-0400


They're off! Learn about the history of American thoroughbred racing at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The museum collects and preserves artifacts, memorabilia, films and more through informative exhibits and its hall of fame, which honors 186 thoroughbreds, 93 jockeys and 88 trainers.

New Netherland Museum

Albany, NY

(518) 650-6905


All aboard! The New Netherland Museum operates The Half Moon, a ship of exploration that sailed from Holland to the New World in 1609. Learn about the travels of Captain Henry Hudson, a famous explorer of Arctic waters and his exploits across Asia. Step onto what seems like a pirate ship for a different kind of museum adventure.

New York State Museum

Albany, NY

(518) 474-2418


Get lost in time at the New York State Museum. The museum welcomes 750,000 visitors to see national and international acclaimed exhibits making it one of the largest cultural attractions in the New York state. The state's past, present and future are showcased in exhibits, traveling installations and unique museum events.

Schuyler Mansion Historic Site

32 Catherine St
Albany, NY 12202   Directions

(518) 434-0834


Step into the shoes of a general at the Schuyler Mansion Historic Site. The historic landmark is the private residence of Philip J. Schuyler, a Revolutionary War general, U.S. Senator, and business entrepreneur. You’ll peek into his private life and learn about his military strategizing and political socializing.

USS Slater

1 Quay St
Albany, NY 12202   Directions

(518) 431-1943


Salute! The USS Slater is the only remaining ship of the 563 Destroyer Escorts, instrumental in the World War II battle against Nazi U-boats on the North Atlantic. The floating museum attraction is docked on the Hudson River in Albany and commands the largest collection of original documents, photographs and objects from the destroyer escorts in the nation.

University Art Museum

1400 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12222   Directions

(518) 442-4035


Get an artistic education at the University Art Museum at the University of Albany. See the work of collegiate art students as they prepare to be the world’s next generation of great artists as well as the collections and exhibits by classic and modern masters. This is a degree in art you don’t want to miss!

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