The Stockade Historic District– described by the National Park Service as “the highest concentration of historic period homes in the country,” with over 40 older than 200 years– is home to the Schenectady County Historical Society Museum.
Schenectady Town by Len Tantillo- 2005
Nestled among deeply historic Dutch and English 17th and 18th century buildings, the Museum shares the stories of Schenectady’s people and places.  Using artifacts from the collection, the Museum focuses on key events and figures of Schenectady County including such things as the Schenectady Massacre, Governor Joseph Yates, the Erie Canal, and the American Locomotive Company.  Visitors will be able to get a view of how Schenectady County has changed over the years, the impact the Schenectady area has had on national events, as well as the rich and diverse history that Schenectady County has to offer.


Festival of Trees

If you have any questions relating to the exhibits on display at the Museum, or are interested in learning more about programs and educational offerings offered on site, please email our Curator or call 518-374-0263.

If you are interested in hosting an event at the Museum please visit our rentals page.