Welcome to Albany, New York's historic Capital City on the banks of the mighty Hudson River! Albany is firmly rooted in its history and moving toward the future. Albany is one of the oldest surviving settlements from the original thirteen colonies, and the longest continuously chartered city in the United States.
Explore this website, then come and discover the Capital City for yourself. New York’s Capital Region has enticed visitors for over 400 years with our historic sites, fabulous attractions, family-friendly amenities, and entertaining events. World-class museums, including the NY State Museum, unique art galleries, stunning architecture, gourmet and eclectic restaurants, and warm, welcoming accommodations ensure your Albany experience is legendary. Albany is the capital of New York, tech valley, a college town, and an artist-friendly community.