Home in Schenectady's Stockade DistrictSchenectady, N.Y. - Schenectady's Stockade is a national jewel, boasting the highest concentration of historic period homes in the nation. For over 300 years Schenectadians have called the Stockade home, and the streets are alive today with the stories and legends of Schenectady's past. Join the Schenectady County Historical Society on a walking tour and discover the beauty and history of America's oldest residential neighborhood!

Secret Stockade: A Historic Tour and Lunch
Wednesdays, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, and 10/7; 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$20.00
Discover the Stockade and its secrets on the first Wednesday of each month with a walking tour, lunch at historic Arthur's Market, a peek inside a 1820s home, and a visit to the Schenectady History Museum. Pre-registration is required, please visit schenectadyhistorical.org/walking-tours to purchase tickets. For more information about Secret Stockade, please contact Mary Zawacki at curator@schenectadyhistorical.org or 518-374-0263 x4.

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Discover Colonial Schenectady
Saturday, May 2 at 10:00 AM
$5.00; free for SCHS members
Join us as we take a walking tour of the Stockade District and go back in time to the founding of the colony up through the American Revolution and learn about the characters and events that formed this historic community. Pre-registration is required.


History of Schenectady Faith
Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 AM
$5.00; free for SCHS members
This walking tour will discuss the historic importance of religion in the Stockade and will include stops at Stockade churches. Pre-registration is required.


Schenectady Suds: A Historic Beer Tour through the Stockade
Friday, September 4 at 6:00 PM
$5.00; free for SCHS members
Take a walk along what was once known as "Brewer's Street," looking at local history through the lens of a beer glass. This walking tour of the Stockade Historic District will examine the history of brewing and its impact on Schenectady, from the Colonial era to today's craft brew revival. The tour conveniently ends at a local establishment, the perfect place to treat yourself to a pint! Pre-registration is required.


Candlelight Tours
Fridays, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, and 10/30 at 7:00 PM
$10.00
Explore the historic Stockade after dark and discover the neighborhood's haunting past. Join us after the tour for hot cider, treats, and a visit to the Schenectady History Museum. Our popular Candlelight Tours (presented in partnership with the Schenectady Heritage Foundation) will return every Friday evening in October. Pre-registration is required.


Pre-registration is required for all walking tours. All tours depart from the Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY 12305. To register, or for more information, please call 518-374-0263 x4 or email exhibits@schenectadyhistorical.org. Off-street parking is available at the YWCA, next door to the SCHS.

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