Crailo State Historic Site, Rensselaer

#322 of 506 in Museums in New York State
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Crailo State Historic Site is the Museum of the Colonial Dutch in the Hudson River Valley. Once the home of Hendrick van Rensselaer, grandson of the first patroon, Crailo is now home to the new permanent exhibit, "A Sweet and Alien Land: Colony of the Dutch in the Hudson River Valley." Crailo is open for regular tours mid-May through the end of October, Wednesdays - Sundays, tours are offered on the hour, the first tour is at 11:00am, the last tour is at 4:00pm. November - mid-May tours are offered by appointment only. Crailo offers special events, workshops, school programs, group tours and other activities throughout the year. For more information please contact Crailo State Historic Site at (518)463-8738.
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  • This is another site for those interested in the Durch history of the region. It was very interesting. The people of Crailo may not like this, and I say this respectfully. This is like the...  more »
  • Sharing stuff from my childhood growing up in Albany with my grandson. St Nicholas Day and Windmill cookies!  more »
  • When I was very young approximately 4 years old my mother used to take me here on walks of the neighborhood. Now at 53 years old I am happy to see it is still looked after and doing well.
  • This is a little known treasure about the first settlers of New Amsterdam and New Netherland. Rachel was a great guide and a plethora of information. I just learned that my paternal and maternal ancestors were original residents of this area. I will go back again soon.

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