Albany and Central New York Sights

Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

The ¼-mi-long, 98-acre concourse includes modern art and sculpture, the New York State Museum, the State Library, the elliptical performing-arts center, and the New York State Vietnam Memorial. At the center of the plaza is a rectangular reflecting pool. The capitol crowns the plaza's north end. On weekdays in July and August you can take a free hour-long tour, which examines the plaza's history, architecture, monuments, and artworks. Tours start at 11 and 1 at the concourse-level visitor center.

Sight Information


Bordered by Madison Ave. and State, Eagle, and Swan Sts., Albany, New York, 12230, United States



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • July and Aug., tours weekdays 11 and 1

Published 07/22/2015


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