Troy, NY

Troy, NY is a historic city on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. The city is known for its well-preserved 19th-century archetecture. There are many Victorian-era buildings, beautiful monuments, statues, and parks on this tour.

Troy, NY

Troy, New York 12180, United States

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This tour starts off in the beautiful Prospect Park at the Uncle Sam Memorial. The park is a great spot to have a picnic or go on a nature walk. There are many different attractions at this park including basketball courts, handball courts,... Read more
The tour progresses to its first of two beautiful Episcopal churches in the city. St. John’s Episcopal church was built in 1856. This building was designed and built by Henry Dudley, and the building is a Stone Gothic Revival design. Ins... Read more
This building was completed in 1897 and is listed in the National Registrar of Historic Places. This building is absolutely beautiful, and was designed by the New York City architectural firm Barney and Chapman. On the outside you can the c... Read more
The Rensselaer County Supreme Courthouse is a beauitful historical landmark located in the center of Troy, NY. This courthouse is a symbol of authority and dignity, as well as a representation of justice. This courthouse was built in 1894-9... Read more
Emma Willard was an unbelievably important pioneer in the advancement of womens education in our country. Emma Willard's most notable achievement was the founding of the Troy Female Seminary in Troy, New York, in 1821. This school became k... Read more
The Hart Cluett Museum is operated by Historic Rensselaer County, which is a not-for-profit educational organization that was established in 1927. The mission of this organization is to connect local history and heritage with contemporary ... Read more
The Paine Castle was built in 1896 by John Welles Paine who was a wealthy attorney. This building cost roughly $800,000 in 1896, which is equal to $25 million in 2023. This building was considered "The Grandest House in Troy" and it still m... Read more
This stunning church was built in 1827 by Richard Upjohn, and was designed with a Gothic Revival style. The church has unbelievable Tiffany stained glass windows. The interesting part about this church is that not only are the windows Tiffa... Read more
The Troy Savings Bank was founded in 1823, and operated from smaller offices until 1870. In 1870, the bank decided to move its offices to a different location in Troy. To show appreciation to the community, Troy Savings Bank decided to buil... Read more
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument is a massive monument dedicated to honoring the soldiers and sailors who fought in the Revolutionary War. This monument is absolutely huge, coming in at 93-feet high and weighing over 500 tons. The monument... Read more
Sam Wilson was born in Massachusetts before the American Revolution had reached that colony. Sam Wilson joined the revolution movement when he was a teenager, towards the end of the war. As he got older, he relocated to Troy where he worked... Read more
The Rensselaer County Vietnam War Memorial was created in 1991. This memorial was paid for privately, and it stands in Troy's Riverfront Park. There are 3 main elements to this memorial. On the first part, there is a bunker which has the 45... Read more
William Gurley and Lewis E. Gurley founded the W & LE Gurley Company in Troy in 1852. The company specialized in manufacturing and supplying precision instruments for civil engineers. The company is still active today and is operating i... Read more
The Louis Rubin Memorial Approach provides one of the best views of the city of Troy possible. Louis Rubin was a businessman who lived in Troy. He was the founder of Troy News Company which is now called the Rubin Periodical Group. This gro... Read more


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