Schenectady's home for history

Museum & Library

Nestled in the heart of Schenectady’s Stockade Historic District (described by the National Park Service as “the highest concentration of historic period homes in the country”) is the Schenectady Historical Museum and the Grems-Doolittle Library.

Join us throughout the year to take a walking tour of the Stockade and beyond. Or, come in to meet a renowned speaker and check out our interactive exhibits that tell the stories of Schenectady.

The Museum is a great starting point for discovering the history of Schenectady County. Through programs and exhibits, visitors can explore how Schenectady County has changed over the years.

Adjacent to the Schenectady Historical Museum is the Grems-Doolittle Library, the perfect spot for researching Schenectady history! To make a research appointment, please contact the Librarian.


Admission: $6; children, students (with ID), and SCHS members free. Library researchers must schedule in advance.

Accessibility: The first floor of 32 Washington Avenue, including the library and the main floor of the museum, is wheelchair accessible; exhibits on the second floor of the museum are not currently wheelchair-accessible.




32 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY, 12305


Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-2pm


Behind the building