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Path Through History

Where You Can Explore New York's Rich Heritage

Experience a Revolutionary War battle, discover some of our state's and nation's greatest natural wonders or relive some of sports' greatest moments. From U.S. presidents to leaders of the suffrage movement to innovators in industry, technology, and art, it all happened in New York State. You can visit over 700 destinations across our great state. Choose from themes to create your own Path Through History for an experience you and your family will always remember. 

For information on becoming an official Path Through History site, click here. The 2024 Path Through History Weekends will take place June 15-16 and October 12-14. Historical attractions and sites in New York State can submit Path Through History events.


  • From scenic railroads to canal cruises, New York is continually moving goods and people. more

  • Discover New York's artists and cultural contributions. more

  • Find out more about New York's rich colonial history through museums and historic homes.  more

  • Equal rights history is brought to life in NYS for all who celebrate liberty and justice. more

  • The Empire State has been at the center of the American immigrant experience. more

  • Learn more about New York's innovators through historic mansions and estates!  more

  • Discover more about Indian nations through art, artifacts, and more.  more

  • New York State is shaped by so many natural wonders, landscapes, and picturesque vistas! more

  • Learn of America's independence through the courage of New York's men and women.  more

  • Explore racetracks, thoroughbred horses, and sporting venues that shape American history! more

  • New York State has presidential history like nowhere else! more

  • Historic sites from forts to battlefields to museums can be visited across the state.   more

  • New York fueled the momentum for the entire nation to pass women's suffrage in 1920. more

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