Schenectady's home for history


“…it is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities, which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country.”

– Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Paul Taylor, 4 Oct. 1823


Our Sites

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

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Kayak Through History: Schenectady

For centuries, local history has revolved around the mighty Mohawk River. Discover it with us from the seat of a kayak!

Sold Out $35.00

Wine and Walk: Revolutionary Schenectady

For the people who lived at this perilous time, what did it mean to be a Patriot? Join us for this evening walking tour of Schenectady's revolutionary past, and then choose to stick around for a drink at the historic Arthur’s Market.

Get Tickets $6.00 – $12.00 2 tickets left

Join us!

Join us as a Lockkeeper, our monthly donor program, and enjoy some sweet benefits! Lockkeepers who choose to give at least $10 per month to SCHS will be granted a one-time $10 gift card to Villa Italia, as well as an ongoing 10% discount on future in-store purchases through the end of 2024. History never tasted so good!

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