The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced a number of guided walking tours set in Schenectady County, beginning Saturday, June 22nd.
Taste of Little Italy Tour, set for Saturday June 22 and Wednesday July 10, 2 pm, at the Municipal Lot on Warren Street. Cost is $15. Explore Schenectady’s Little Italy through its foods. The tour will visit some of the best restaurants around and see how history brought these unique flavors to the town.
African American History Tour, set for June 29 at 10 am and July 17 at 6 pm, at 32 Washington. Cost is $10, free for members. Schenectady’s black heritage is rich and storied — especially in the Stockade. This walking tour will explore the people and places that make Schenectady’s black heritage so vibrant.
State and Jay Street Tour, set for June 20 and July 18 at 6 pm, at 422 Liberty Street. Cost is $10, free for members. This tour will look at the restaurants and storefronts of Downtown Schenectady and their history.
Footsteps of Hamilton, set for Saturday, August 17 at 10 am, at 32 Washington Ave. Cost is $10, free for members. Celebrate the opening of Hamilton at Proctors with a walk through Schenectady dedicated to the travels of Alexander Hamilton, and some of his contemporaries. Touch on Hamilton’s friends, lovers, and politics, and explore how the American Revolution manifested in Schenectady.
Secret Stockade Saturdays, set for Saturdays: June 1, July 6, August 3, Sept 7, and Oct 5 at 10 am. Cost is $20. The Stockade and its secrets come to life on this behind-the-scenes journey through the neighborhood. Guides will lead attendees from the museum, through the Stockade, and inside two Stockade homes, each with their own legends and lore. Refreshments will be served inside the Stockade’s oldest home, the historic Brouwer House. This tour lasts approximately three hours.
Scandalous Schenectady, set for Friday, August 23 and Thursday, August 29 at 6 pm, at 32 Washington Ave. Cost is $10, free for members. Scandalous Schenectady recalls some of Schenectady’s more nefarious characters.
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Photo of Jay Street in Schenectady courtesy Schenectady County Historical Society.