If you've been wanting to take one of those State Education building tours, don't wait

State Education Building late sun 2016-SeptemberQuick follow-up on that new series of monthly tours of the beautiful state Education Building: they are very popular.

The tour dates for September, October, November are all booked up. And it looks like the December tours -- December 9 at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm -- are starting to fill up. So if you've been thinking you'd like to go, don't wait to sign up (it's the link just above).

Tour blurbage:

New York State Museum staff will lead the 45-minute Education Building tour, and visitors will have the opportunity to explore the historic Chancellors Hall, Regents Room and the Rotunda adorned with murals by Albany native Will H. Low. The State Education Building is located at 89 Washington Avenue, Albany. This is the first time the building has been made available for regular public tours since the State Museum and Library were moved from the Education Building to the Cultural Education Center in the 1970s.

The state Education Department says via Twitter the tours will continue in 2018. Each tour is limited to 25 people each. They're free.

Comments

And December is booked up too. Ah well, maybe next year.

These tours are so sold out you can't even sign up for a date off into the distant future.

in the ordinary world, solidly booked tours would inspire more tours...perhaps cutting back on Capital tours in order to increase State Ed Bldg tours. But, alas, this is Albany and State Govt, which despite the demand, decides to do what it set out to do and nothing more. :-(

Perhaps this will allow city hall or the chamber of commerce or a local businesses to understand that Albany is a town that attracts tourists, both from within and from beyond the area?

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