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Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands

#234 of 413 in Historic Sites in New York State
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Cemetery
The Albany Rural Cemetery was established October 7, 1844, in Colonie, New York, United States, just outside the city of Albany, New York. It is renowned as one of the most beautiful, pastoral cemeteries in the U.S., at over 400 acres (1.6 km2). Many historical American figures are buried there.
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  • First of all their hours on their website is incorrect. It says 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday thru Saturday but the signs at the cemetery says they close at 7pm. Not sure which is accurate but somebody...  more »
  • Arthur's grave is understated as compared to other presidents of his era, but if you take the time he is buried with his family. Those graves tell more about the times and the man than his monument...  more »
  • Beautiful cemetery but they don’t keep up on the mowing anymore. I have to go over myself to cut the grass. They mow the entrance so it looks good from the road. Very saf
  • It's a beautiful cemetery with a lot of historical figures, both local and national. It's a great place to get immersed in nature and history, and a great place to relax. Unfortunately, there are several irresponsible dog owners who let their dogs off-leash (despite the posted signs and the leash law), and let them defile the cemetery, and don't even clean up after them. I walk my dogs here as well, and I feel like it's just disrespectful. That's no fault of the cemetery though.

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