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.
Inside Schenectady’s Armory: Behind-the-scenes tour & coffee
Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Join us Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM 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
History of Schenectady Faith Walking Tour June 4 10:00AM
Join us for a walking tour around the Stockade neighborhood discussing the past and present religions in the Stockade with stops inside local churches and a presentation on the history of the First Reformed Church in Schenectady. $5.00, free for SCHS members.
Pre-registration is requested, please contact Kaitlin exhibits@schenectadyhistor
Schenectady Suds: A Historic Beer Tour through the Stockade District
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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!