Walking tours of Schenectady, scandalous and otherwise

Lawrence statue in The Stockade Schenectady

The upcoming slate of Schenectady walking tours organized by the Schenectady County Historical Society is out -- and it includes a "Scandalous Schenectady" tour June 6:

From bootleggers to brothels, Schenectady's Stockade is no stranger to scandal. Join us for a walking tour of Schenectady's sordid moments, and stay late for a drink special at the reputed Stockade Inn!

The full schedule is below -- tour topics include architecture, African-American history, Jewish history, and pre-revolution history.

SCHS also has more of its popular "Secret Stockade" tours planned for the summer months (details at that link above).

All descriptions via SCHS. Tours are $8 per person.

May 19: Architecture on Union Street
Union St boasts some of the city's finest architecture! Explore Union with us as we discover the stories of the street's historic, charming, and just plain weird buildings. Pre-registration required. Join us for a special lunch at Manahattan Exchange afterwards! 11 am

June 3: Black Heritage in Schenectady: A Walking Tour
Uncover the Stockade's African American history with us. The historic Stockade has been a hub of diversity since Schenectady's founding, and African Americans played a part in shaping the landscape and culture of the neighborhood. 10 am

June 8: Scandalous Schenectady
From bootleggers to brothels, Schenectady's Stockade is no stranger to scandal. Join us for a walking tour of Schenectady's sordid moments, and stay late for a drink special at the reputed Stockade Inn! 6:30 pm

June 24: Colonial Schenectady
Explore the Stockade's fascinating colonial history, culture, and architecture with our Colonial Schenectady walking tour! Travel back in time with us to the founding of the colony up through the American Revolution and learn about the characters and events that formed this historic community. 10 am

July 13: Jewish Schenectady
Join us as we explore Schenectady's Jewish heritage on a walking tour. Discover the origins of Jewish Schenectady, learn of notable Jewish community members, and the history of local Jewish congregations. So, get your torches up and come for a mahalak! 6 pm

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