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The Schenectady County Historical Society brings to life the region’s dynamic history through vibrant programming at our three historic sites.

Our Sites

We own and operate three historic sites in Schenectady County – home to exhibitions, events, and programs.

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Secret Stockade

The Stockade and its secrets come to life on this behind-the-scenes journey through the neighborhood. Though a national historic district, the Stockade is alive with the sights and sounds of a vibrant, ever-changing neighborhood. Walk its storied streets, meet local characters, and learn its legends and lore as we journey across history.

Get Tickets $35.00 1 ticket left

Schenectady Wine Society

This time, we’ll be sampling wines that wrap our senses in everything summertime has to offer. Join your hosts, Buffy Leonard and city historian Chris Leonard on a tasting and history tour of their favorite wines for the season.

Sold Out $30.00

Beers, Bikes, and Barges: Schenectady

Join the Schenectady County Historical Society and the Erie Canal Museum for this 90 minute cycling tour through Schenectady looking at the city’s Erie Canal and brewing history, as you ride along the historic Mohawk River.

Walking Tour: A New Nation

In this tour, we’ll investigate how the Schenectady Stockade was transformed during the Early Republic period, looking at the buildings of the era, discussing stories, customs, and more

Currently full Free – $12.00

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Did you know that Schenectady County Historical Society members receive free admission to our sites AND get free tickets to most walking tours? We're also part of the Empire State Museums Reciprocal Program, meaning our members get free admission to 30+ museums throughout NYS!

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