Historical Tours

Schenectady County Historic Treasure Map Tour
The tours created especially for this map are just the beginning of your journey through the “historic treasures” that make Schenectady County a unique place to live and to visit. Use one of the suggested themed tours, or create your own customized tour based on your interests. Whether you enjoy architecture, the Erie Canal, or just history in general, you’ll find many sites in Schenectady County that are guaranteed to excite your inner historian! This brochure was originally created for Schenectady County’s 2009 bicentennial celebration, but continues to be updated to showcase all of Schenectady County's History! 


Themed Driving Tours
Below you will find a few of our custom themed driving tours – below each one, you’ll find a link that will take you to Google Maps, and complete directions for the tour. Links to property websites are included, where available.  

Please note: these are self-guided driving tours ONLY.  Please respect the privacy of owners of private residences.  Some public spaces may offer tours by appointment; please contact individual locations for details.

Erie Canal Tour - Driving Directions

Science and Technology Tour - Driving Directions

Sacred Spaces Tour - Driving Directions

Dutch and Colonial Heritage Tour - Driving Directions

Achitecture Tour - Driving Directions





Edwin Reilly
Schenectady County Historian

620 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305


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