ALBANY, N.Y. -- Albany is the perfect home base for the 9th Annual Hudson River Ramble during three weekends in September -- September 13-14, September 20-21 and September 27-28.

“With special tours, the Civil War Heritage Day at Albany Rural Cemetery and  Half Moon docked here, Albany is the perfect place to enjoy the Ramble,” said Michele Vennard, President and CEO of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

 There will be a special walking tour of Washington Park at 1 p.m. on Sept. 13,   with LarkFEST underway on Sept. 20.  Also on Sept. 13, the Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration takes place at the Empire State Plaza from 3 to 9 p.m. A full day of Civil War sights and sounds will be seen and heard throughout Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, during the 4th Annual Civil War Heritage Day that recognizes more than 800 Civil War Veterans who are buried at Albany Rural Cemetery. People of Courage: Albany’s Underground Railroad Story will be presented at 1 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center. The Half Moon will have dockside tour for the public on Sept 20 and 21 and again on Sept. 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Albany has special tours including one of the city’s historic South End that begins at Schuyler Mansion at 10 a.m. on Sept. 27 and a self-guided cultural stroll of the Albany Art Trail in downtown on each of the three Saturdays during the Ramble. The Hudson River Ramble has a total of 202 events that will take place from the Capital-Saratoga Region to New York City.  The Ramble is sponsored annually by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, Hudson River Valley Greenway and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Estuary Program.For a complete listing of events, visit For the most up-to-date information about these and other special events in New York’s Capital City, plus information about special overnight packages, visit more information about all there is to do and to see in Albany during the Ramble, or for information about special overnight packages, visit The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. was established in 1976 to promote the civic and commercial progress of the community through increased development of conventions and tourism. ACCVB currently represents more than 300 member businesses and assists each year in hundreds of regional meetings. ACCVB also operates the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, Henry Hudson Planetarium and the Albany International Airport Information Center. For more information, call 518-434-1217 or 800-258-3582 and/or visit Kathy Condon Condon Communications P.O. Box 4208 Albany, NY 12204 PH: 518-436-1103

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