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The Irish American Heritage Museum

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Half Hour to Visit but You'll Learn

If you like the horse racing in Saratoga, go to see the history of how it came into being. The room... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
DZ07
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New York
interesting even if you're not of Irish descent

Small but interesting, worth a short visit. You can easily see it all in half an hour. Some... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Robin L
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Adams, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

If you like the horse racing in Saratoga, go to see the history of how it came into being. The room in the back is full of books to look up and read about Irish ancestry. If you're already walking around Albany, NY, pop in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

Small but interesting, worth a short visit. You can easily see it all in half an hour. Some interesting exhibits on various Irish immigrants and organizations. They had a lot about horse racing and nearby Saratoga racetrack, because apparently the Irish immigrants were heavily involved...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robin L
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We were out and about and had 30 minutes until closing so decided to drop in and check it out. There are a few displays but the best part of this museum to me was the library in the back room! One could spend a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Small venue in the heart of Albany, NY directly across the street from the SUNY campus. The building was arrayed with posters displaying the pivotal role women played in the Easter Rising of 1916 and their later contributions to the cause of Irish Freedom and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Meredith F
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This was such a cool gem tucked away in the city! The woman that was there was very helpful. Their library in the back is absolutely amazing!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Kate R
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is a very small little museum so if you are seeing other attractions in the area and you love learning about the Irish it's worth a stop. The current exhibit is a focus of the irish and the work on the Erie Canal and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We stopped by this museum and stayed for several hours. Enjoyed the exhibits and reviewed the many library books. We found out that we can order books from there thru out local library.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank James S
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We were in Albany for a day and found this place. It is very quaint little exhibit and library depicting Irish American heritage. The current exhibit discussed the history of the Erie Canal. Wonderful way to spend an hour or so.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank thomasmR695FJ
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We had a groupon deal for admission into the museum. We arrived about 1pm on Sun, March 12. The sign in the window said it was open from 12-4. It wasn't. I would suggest calling before heading out to make sure it is open. We...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank vermontsojourneys
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This is just a small museum, but it had a great photography exhibit the day we stopped in, and the woman who worked there was incredibly friendly and informative. This is a local treasure for Irish people as well as non-Irish who might enjoy Irish...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank KayM506
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