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Rensselaer County Historical Society

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Holiday Green's show!

Troy has an annual Victorian Stroll at Holiday time. I have been the this Historical Society... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
195carld
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Fantastic stay, wonderful breakfast, cleaning service was amazing, friendly staff and 100... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
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The Rensselaer County Historical Society and Museum (RCHS) is a dynamic not-for-profit established in 1927 to connect local history and heritage with contemporary life. Situated in the picturesque downtown Second Street Historic District in Troy...more
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Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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57 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180-3928
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+1 518-272-7232
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

The Historical Society displays were very interesting and gave us information on the history of the county as well as what is going on in the county.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Troy has an annual Victorian Stroll at Holiday time. I have been the this Historical Society several times for that and toured the house. It's a great snapshot of the history of not only the house, family but also includes a glimpse of a manufacturing...More

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RensselaerCount... H, Manager at Rensselaer County Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

We are happy to know that you enjoyed your visits to The Holiday Greens Show here at RCHS! This year again the Hart-Cluett Historic House Museum will be lavishly decked out in lush holiday greens and fresh flowers. We hope you will return again this...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic stay, wonderful breakfast, cleaning service was amazing, friendly staff and 100% professionalism through and through!

1  Thank Elijah P
Melissa-B-RCHS, Front Office Manager at Rensselaer County Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

We are sorry, but you've apparently reviewed the wrong business! We are the Rensselaer County Historical Society, (we also have galleries, a research library, and The Hart-Cluett Historic House Museum). Please remove this review when you have the chance. Thank you.

Reviewed 31 March 2018

Our son who lives in Troy took us to the Historical Society. We like it. Gives a sense of American history (including Uncle Sam from Troy) . what we found most interesting were the old radiators (used for heating in the early 20th. century). They...More

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karinkl57, Manager at Rensselaer County Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you for this thoughtful review!

Reviewed 29 May 2017

Bring the grandchildren here for a delightful visit and see how the Historical Society decorated a Christmas tree each year. Absolutely breathtaking and very different each year. Besides the tree mostly the whole inside was also decorated and it was gorgeousMore

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RensselaerCount... H, Manager at Rensselaer County Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Nancy F. Great to hear you and your grandchildren enjoyed your visit here! Our many Van Rensselaer Garden Club volunteers and RCHS staff will be pleased to know their work was a joy to both generations. Each year there is a different theme and each...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a very small and well-done site to visit to learn about the area. The exhibits are thoughtfully assembled and informative. It doesn't take a lot of time to get a sense for what's there, and you can also immerse yourself in the information....More

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RensselaerCount... H, Manager at Rensselaer County Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

CGUrbanaIllinois, Thanks for the informative review. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your visit and plan to return! Our small staff & many volunteers seek to strike exactly the balance you observed in our galleries. Please introduce yourself to us when next...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

The changing exhibits highlight the history of Troy and the surrounding towns. The staff is always welcoming and happy to answer questions. There is also a research library available with a unique collection of resources. I also enjoy their walking tours, so look on their...More

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RensselaerCount... H, Manager at Rensselaer County Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Sarah C, Thanks for your input. Our staff members pride themselves on remaining accessible to all visitors so we pleased they were able to answer your questions. We are always glad to have our visitors and researchers enjoy their time with us. Thanks!

Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

What a surprise we had when we were exploring Troy for the first time, and we walked into the Historical Society and saw the Uncle Sam exhibit. They were actually closed the day we went, but they let us look at the Uncle Sam exhibit....More

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RensselaerCount... H, Manager at Rensselaer County Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hello Kay M, I recall your special visit here. We are pleased to know you appreciated your time with us! I hope you are continue to enjoy your books and gift items to remind you of your fun visit to Troy. Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 29 June 2016

If you want to learn about the history of the area in particular Troy this is the place to visit. This is the location for doing research about Troy too. The staff is wonderful and most helpful in all regards.

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

The Historical Society displays were very interesting and gave us information on the history of the county as well as what is going on in the county.

2  Thank roy k
Reviewed 16 June 2016

There are many things ,they offer,but you must join or kee pup on them to know,sometimes they travel,there is a very large history libaray,so much to learn ,if you are that ttype did include a number to call,good hunting. Discover the many unique opportunities for...More

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karinkl57, Executive Director at Rensselaer County Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

Brenda L., Nice to to read that you enjoyed RCHS and the great variety of treasures housed here! Yes, we do have "history on the go" presentations and they are popular with young students and adults. Do let us know if you have a special...More

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RCHS Hours & Admission: Exhibit Galleries Open Feb 1 - Dec 22 12pm-5pm | Thursdays - Saturdays Adults | $8 Seniors (62+) | $7 Students (13-18) | $7 with valid I.D. Children (6-12) | $5 Members | Free Museum House... More
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