There's a new round of Schenectady walking tours

lawrence statue Stockade Schenectady

A new round of walking tours organized by the Schenectady County Historical Society starts up this week, including the return of some popular tours. (One date is already sold out.)

The full schedule is below -- tour topics include scandal, beer, architecture, the Stockade, and Scotia. If you're interested in one (or more) of the tours it's a good idea to grab a spot ahead because they do often fill up.

All descriptions via SCHS.

May 9: Secret Stockade
"Join us as the Stockade and its secrets come to life! Our guide will lead us from the museum, through the Stockade, and inside two Stockade homes, each with their own legends and lore. Refreshments will be served inside the Stockade's oldest home, the historic Brouwer House. This tour lasts approximately three hours and is held the second Wednesday of each month @ 10AM, beginning May 9th..."

May 19: GE Realty Plot Walking Tour
"It's elegant, it's shady, and it's filled with firsts! Schenectady City Historian, Chris Leonard, will lead us on a walking tour of the historic GE Realty Plot neighborhood. Discover dynamic events and the unique cast of characters who have called "The Plot" their home. The tour includes stories and anecdotes about GE notables, as well as the formation of The Plot and ongoing efforts to protect these stately homes. Tickets are $20/person, and include entry into one of the homes, with a break for refreshments on its large front porch." Saturday, May 19 at 9 am -- $20

June 21: Schenectady Suds Beer Tour
"Take a walk along what was once known as "Brewer's Street," looking at local history through the lens of a beer glass. This walking tour of the Historic Stockade District will examine the history of brewing and its impact on our history, from the Colonial era to today's craft brew revival. The walking tour is approximately one hour long, begins at the SCHS, and concludes with a pint and tour with the brewers at Mad Jack Brewery / The Van Dyck Restaurant (pint included in the price!) Join us before the tour for a look at current exhibitions in the Schenectady History Museum." Thursday, June 21 at 6:30pm -- $15

June 28: Schenectady Suds Beer Tour
"Every city has its fair share of scandal! This tour through the historic Stockade recalls some of Schenectady's more nefarious characters. Bold bootlegging, cruel kidnappings and maybe even a few mysterious murders...this tour has it all!" (The May 11 date is already sold out.) Thursday, June 28 at 7 pm -- $10

July 7: Downtown Scotia Walking Tour
"Scotia was founded even before Schenectady, and today its streets are filled with history and charm. Join us as we explore the village and go behind-the-scenes in a few buildings!" Saturday, July 7 at 10 am -- $10

July 28: Colonial Schenectady
"Explore the Stockade's colonial culture, and architecture! Travel back in time with us and discover the characters and events that formed this historic community." Saturday, July 28 at 10 am -- $10

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Stuff to do this weekend

It's Memorial Day weekend. The official unofficial kickoff to the summer season. There are plenty of picnics, barbecues, and just general hanging out to do,... (more)

Working out the design of the Albany Skyway

The Albany Skyway project is continuing to move forward, and this week the engineering team heading up the design work presented a few potential concepts... (more)

First house on the street

History + houses + maps = this chronicle of house building in Niskayuna by Guy Spiers. It's remarkable to see how house were clustered in... (more)

Collar City Candle Craft + Draft BBQ at Lansing Farm

This is something a little different and summery: Collar City Candle is hosting a Craft + Draft BBQ event at Lansing Farm in Colonie Sunday,... (more)

There's another rail trail public art project this summer, and the call for artists is open

We mentioned this in the rail trail post this week, but it's worth highlighting: The call for artists is currently open for the next public... (more)

Recent Comments

Although I think the city is best served by having the state decommission and demolish this section of highway, if it is to be, then a couple things to consider. First, a big challenge is integrating the trail with Broadway along the exit ramp that feeds B'way from 787.The second is covering the cost of maintenance, not only of the linear park, but of the framework holding it aloft. ...

Working out the design of the Albany Skyway

...has 9 comments, most recently from Greg

Collar City Candle Craft + Draft BBQ at Lansing Farm

...has 1 comment, most recently from Dave

The Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail is set to get a new paved section this summer, and a few more bits about its future

...has 11 comments, most recently from Zed F

Recycled robots

...has 1 comment, most recently from Herbert

Civil War walking tour of Albany Rural Cemetery

...has 4 comments, most recently from Amy