Historic Sites

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Knickerbocker Mansion

The Knickerbocker Mansion, the most significant historic building in upper Rensselaer County, is located in the fertile Hoosick River Valley, know for centuries as the Vale of Peace.

Oakwood Cemetery by Joan Heffler

Oakwood Cemetery

One of the largest rural cemetery’s- notable gravesites: Samuel Wilson, “Uncle Sam”, our National icon, known the world over.  The Earl Chapel and Crematory with its Tiffany windows.  A history museum, botanical, sculpture garden and park.  A working, nonsectarian cemetery providing a peaceful landscape for you to remember the ones you love.  Open to the public year round.  Check website for our schedule of tours. Amenities: Groups Welcome Tours

Old Troy Armory(Alumni and Sports Recreation Center of RPI)

The Alumni Sports and Recreation Center was built as the Troy Armory in 1920. The Armory was used as a headquarters for the New York Guard and National Guard for many years.

Phi Kappa Phi Fraternity House(RPI)

Plum Memorial Building (Russell Sage College)

Rensselaer County Historical Society

RCHS connects local history & heritage through education andcultural programs with contemporary life.

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