Founded by the Dutch as New Amsterdam in the early 17th century and later established as British colony, New York distinguished itself as the most culturally diverse of the nation's thirteen colonies and a colonial leader in politics, commerce and culture. New York's rich colonial history, on display at museums and historic homes with costumed guides, can help visitors learn more about our nation's earliest struggles to forge a uniquely American identity.
The 213 year old Ten Broeck Mansion is the headquarters for the Albany County Historical Society. In 1797-98, General Abraham Ten Broeck and his wife Elizabeth Van Rensselaer built this home after... more
A 1772 church, the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex in Schoharie was fortified and attacked during a Revolutionary War battle in 1780. Today it celebrates and preserves the rich, historic legacy of the... more