Explore the Stockade Historic District’s fascinating history, culture, and architecture with guided and self-guided walking tours!
Schenectady’s Stockade is a national jewel, boasting the highest concentration of historic period homes in the nation. For over 300 years Schenectadians have called the Stockade home, and the streets are alive today with the stories and legends of Schenectady’s past. Join us on a walking tour and discover the beauty and history of America’s oldest residential neighborhood!
Please visit the Stockade Association’s Audiotour Brochure for information and details on self-guided walking tour of the Stockade.
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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 culture, from the Colonial era to today’s craft brew revival. The tour concludes with a tasting and tour at Mad Jack Brewery!
Candlelight Walking Tours are back for 2016! Join us as we explore the historic Stockade after dark and discover the neighborhood’s haunting past!
Tours will be held on October 14, 21, and 28 at 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Choose the Colonial or the Victorian Tour, or come two nights and try them both! The museum will be open after each tour to see the exhibits, enjoy some refreshments, and hear live old-time music from local musicians. Please remember to bring a flashlight with you!
Tickets will be available online in September. For more information contact email@example.com.
Candlelight Walking Tours are co-sponsored by the Schenectady Heritage Foundation
Inside Schenectady’s Armory: Behind-the-scenes tour & coffee
Join us this fall for a special, behind-the-scenes tour of Schenectady’s Armory! Explore the rich history of armories in Schenectady, and discover the secrets and stories held in the Armory today! Afterwards, join us for coffee and donuts. Tickets are $12.00, and can be purchased below. Please note that the Schenectady Armory is not handicapped-accessible.
For more info, please contact 518-374-0263 x4 or
This program is presented in partnership with Legere Restorations