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
SECRET STOCKADE: A Historic Tour and Lunch
Cost: Tickets are $20, and include guided tours of both the Schenectady History Museum and the Stockade, as well as lunch at Arthur’s Market.
July 5 at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM
August 2 at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM
September 6 at 11:00 AM
October 4 at 11:00 AM
Tickets: Please note that we do not issue physical tickets for our walking tours. Upon payment, you will be registered for the tour, and we will check you in when you arrive. Secret Stockade walking tours meet at 32 Washington Ave, Schenectady and run approximately three hours long.
See Schenectady on a 2017 Walking Tour!
Jewish Schenectady: A Walking Tour
Thursday July 13 @ 6pm
Join us as we explore Schenectady’s Jewish heritage. Discover the origins of Jewish Schenectady, learn of notable Jewish community members, and the history of local Jewish congregations. So, get your torches up and come for a mahalak!
This tour is approximately one hour long and begins and ends at the SCHS. Join us before the tour for a look at current exhibitions in the Schenectady History Museum. Tickets are $8, and advance registration is required.
Schenectady Suds: A Walking/Drinking Tour
Thursdays September 14, 21, and 28 @ 6pm
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. Tickets are $15 and include a pint at the Van Dyck. Advance registration is required. 21+ please!
Candlelight Walking Tours
Candlelight Walking Tours will be back for 2017! Join us as we explore the historic Stockade after dark and discover the neighborhood’s haunting past! Please remember to bring a flashlight with you! For more information contact email@example.com.
Candlelight Walking Tours meet at the Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Ave, 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