Schenectady County is a wonderful destination to knock off your travel bucket list! We have tons of must-see attractions for craft beverage lovers, history buffs & performing arts enthusiasts!

Must-See Attractions for Craft Beverage Lovers

We’re brewing up fun in Schenectady County! Our Schenectady Ale Trail features SIX first-class breweries. And you can get access to all of them with your Schenectady Ale Trail Passport! For just $40, you'll get a beer flight at Back Barn BrewingDruther's SchenectadyFrog Alley BrewingGreat Flats BrewingMad Jack Brewing at the Van Dyck and Wolf Hollow Brewing Company!

Here for a good time, but not a long time? Purchase our 3-Brewery Passport, which gives you access to THREE breweries of choice!

Get your passports here!  Looking for something else to fill your cup? Check out The Schenectady Distilling Co. for delicious, handcrafted spirits! 

Must-See Attractions for History Buffs

Schenectady County has a rich history that we love to celebrate! Known for being a center of industry during the 19th century, Schenectady has consistently evolved and transformed throughout the years. Schenectady is flourishing and its residents welcome you! 

Our Historic Stockade District is the oldest neighborhood in the city and has inhabited continuously for over 300 years! The Stockade is recognized on the National Register of Historic places with over 400 homes that are 200+ years old! 

No matter the time of year, this is a great area to get outside for a walking tour of history! Members of the Stockade Association have created a self-guided walking tour to guide you thought the many landmarks along your way.  During the warmer months the Schenectady County Historical Society's host a variety of scheduled walking tours, exhibits & events and more!

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum offers visitors an in-depth look at the history of flight and New York State’s impact on the development of aviation. The museum is located at the Schenectady County Airport, one of the earliest consolidated airports in the country, where Charles Lindbergh landed in 1927. While in Schenectady County, be sure to add them to your list of things to do!

Founded in 1934, miSci is a center for learning, imagination, and creativity. The Museum moved to its current location on Nott Terrace in Schenectady, New York, in 1969. The Museum has a collection of more than 15,000 science and technology artifacts, thousands of advertising publications, 1,500 films, 400 audio recordings, and two million photographs documenting the history of electricity, electronics, and the impact of technological change. Be sure to check out miSci’s for a list of their current interactive exhibits, experiences and learning opportunities!

Must-See Attractions for Performing Arts Enthusiasts!

Not only is the historic Proctors Theatre the beating heart of our vibrant downtown, but no matter where you are in Schenectady County, you'll feel the pulse of live music, entertainment and culture flowing the through the air. 

Catch a show at one of remarkable venues such as Proctors, Schenectady Light Opera, or The Mopco Improv Theatre. 

During the warmer months, enjoy live music at Freedom Park, Mohawk Harbor or Music Haven in Central Park.