Sacred Sites Open House Weekend

cathedral of all saints exterior spring 2013

The Cathedral of All Saints on Swan Street (it stands behind the State Education Building).

A handful of local churches will be open for free tours this weekend as part of the New York Landmarks Conservancy's Sacred Sites Open House. Blurbage for the statewide program:

Over 170 churches, synagogues, temples, and meeting houses throughout [New York] city and state will be open for you to explore their wonderful religious architecture. You'll also learn about the cultural and essential social programs many of these institutions provide. Whether you are religious or not, you'll see why it is important to preserve these neighborhood anchors.
So, be a tourist in your own town. You'll be amazed at what you can discover.

Here's a map of the sites that will be open, including four in the city of Albany:
+ Cathedral of All Saints on Swan Street, which will have guided tours and an organ recital
+ Emmanuel Baptist Church on State Street, which will have guided tours
+ First Church in Albany on North Pearl Street will have self-guided tours
+ St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on North Main Ave will have self-guided tours

See the links for the times for each site.

Earlier on AOA:
+ A short tour of Albany's historic stained glass
+ Saints vs. The State for Washington Avenue

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