Albany and Central New York Sights

Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 04/21/2017

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

Address:

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

Phone:

518-474–2418

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 04/21/2017

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