Walking Tours

13754154_10100972390024670_2813756231710471732_nWalking Tours

Explore the Stockade Historic District 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.

Private Guided Walking Tours
Join one of our friendly guides for a private one-hour walking tour of the Stockade! Our private tours are great for groups and families, and offer an intimate look at the Stockade’s fascinating history, culture, and architecture. Minimum of six people required for private tours; advance registration required. $8.00 (includes visit to Museum). Please contact Mary Zawacki at curator@schenectadyhistorical.org to arrange yours!

Candlelight Tours compressedCandlelight Walking Tours – Candlelight Tours has sold out for 2016. Please check back for 2017 dates.

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! For more information contact office@schenectadyhistorical.org.

Candlelight Walking Tours meet at the Schenectady County Historical Society, 115 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12305. Parking is available at the YWCA, next door. Please meet us inside the museum — entrance is in the back of the building.

Candlelight Walking Tours are co-sponsored by the Schenectady Heritage Foundation

Colonial Tour

All tours are sold out.

Victorian Tour

All tours are sold out.






SECRET STOCKADE: A Historic Tour and Lunch
Discover the Stockade and its secrets  with a walking tour, lunch at historic Arthur’s Market, a peek inside a private 1820s Stockade home, and a visit to the Schenectady History Museum. SECRET STOCKADE is about three hours long, including a lunch stop. SECRET STOCKADE has sold out for 2016. Please check back for 2017 dates.