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The New York State Museum is a research-backed institution in Albany. The museum houses art, artifacts (prehistoric and historic), and ecofacts that reflect New York’s cultural, natural, and geological development. it is the nation's oldest and largest state museum. The museum now occupies the first four floors of the Cultural Education Center.

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Erastus Corning II Tower

Erastus Corning II Tower

0.14km from New York State Museum

The Erastus Corning II Tower is a historic skyscraper. It is the tallest building in the city, standing at 589 feet (180 m). Built in 1966, it is named after Erastus Corning II, the longest-serving mayor of Albany. The tower was designed by architect Edward Durell Stone in the International Style and is constructed of concrete and glass. The lower floors of the tower feature a gallery of stained-glass windows, and the upper floors offer sweeping views of the Hudson River and Albany skyline.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

0.15km from New York State Museum

This is a Roman Catholic church near the Mansion District in Albany, New York. Built-in the period of 1848-1852, it is the mother church of the Diocese of Albany. In 1976 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

New York State Executive Mansion

New York State Executive Mansion

0.21km from New York State Museum

The New York State Executive Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of New York and is located in Albany, New York. Built in 1875, it is a three-story Italianate-style mansion situated near important landmarks such as the Ten Broeck Mansion, the Erastus Corning II Tower, Fort Orange, the Albany Rural Cemetery, Historic Cherry Hill, Albany City Hall, the Cathedral of All Saints, the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, and Rensselaer Lake.

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park

0.49km from New York State Museum

This is an urban park located in Albany, Newyork. This was Albany's first playground. The park features Albany's only outdoor non-wading swimming pool, along with several tennis courts, basketball courts, and football and baseball fields and more.

New York State Capitol

New York State Capitol

0.57km from New York State Museum

This is the seat of the New York State government. The capitol building is part of the Empire State Plaza complex on State Street in Capitol Park. Once it was the most expensive government building. This is the seat of the New York State government. The capitol building is part of the Empire State Plaza complex on State Street in Capitol Park.  Once it was the most expensive government building.

St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church

0.64km from New York State Museum

Saint Peter's Church is an Episcopal church located in Albany County, New York. Established in 1809, it is situated near other important landmarks, such as the Ten Broeck Mansion, the Erastus Corning II Tower, the Albany Rural Cemetery, Historic Cherry Hill, and Albany City Hall. The church building is constructed in a Gothic Revival style, featuring stained glass windows made by the Tiffany Studios.

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Albany County

Albany County

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Albany County constitutes the central core of the Capital District of New York State. s originally established by the English government in the colonial era, Albany County had an indefinite amount of land.

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