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Crailo State Historic Site

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9 1/2 Riverside Avenue
Rensselaer, New York 12144

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Crailo today tells the story of the early Dutch inhabitants of the upper Hudson Valley through interpretive exhibits highlighting archeological finds from the Albany Fort Orange excavations. Visitors will find interactive programing, guided tours, and a gift shop.

Hours + Fees

We are open Wednesday-Sunday from mid-May through the end of October.
We offer tours on the hour – first tour at 11:00AM, last tour at 4:00PM.
Group Tours: School, camp, and adult tours by appointment year round.
Group tour rates are available for 20 or more people.
Price Details:
Fees and Rates
Historic sites charge a vehicle use fee and/or admittance fee at various times and locations throughout the year. A list of fees is available below. For program fees or to verify information, please contact the site directly.
$5 Adults
$4 Seniors/Students*
Children, 12 and under: Free

Group tours:
Bus Group - $4 per person with pre-registration
School Tours - $1 per student

Combination Ticket with Schuyler Mansion
$8 Adult
$6 Seniors/Group/Students*

*13-18 yrs old/college student w/ picture ID.


Additional Details:
Crailo State Historic Site Home: Historic Sites: Crailo State Historic Site
Crailo is the museum of the Colonial Dutch in the Hudson River Valley. Originally a part of the vast landholding called the Manor or Patroonship of Rensselaerswyck, the Crailo farm was named after the Van Rensselaer's estate in the Netherlands, variously spelled Crayloo or Cralo in the 17th century, and meaning "crows' wood" in Dutch.
Crailo was built in the early 18th century by Hendrick Van Rensselaer, grandson of the First Patroon. Hendrick died in 1740 and his eldest son, Johannes, inherited Crailo. He remodeled the house and added an east wing in the Georgian style, reflecting the increasing influence of the English on the Albany-area Dutch.In the late 18th century, Crailo was remodeled in the Federal style. It served as a boys' boarding school in the 1840s and later as a church rectory. Each new venture brought more changes to the structure. In 1924 Crailo was donated to New York State for development as a museum.Crailo today tells the story of the early Dutch inhabitants of the upper Hudson Valley through exhibits highlighting archeological finds from the Albany Fort Orange excavations, special programs, and guided tours of the museum.
Outreach programs to schools and hearthside cooking programs are available by reservation.

Congratulations Crailo, WINNER of the 2010 CINE Special Jury Award for the film: "Keeping Order: A Fort Orange Court Record"
*The Second Annual Geocache Challenge will begin on Saturday, May 25 and continue through November 11, with prizes at all 16 parks and historic sites within the Saratoga-Capital District Region. Please see the flyer for details. Download the 2013 Geocache Challenge Passport here.
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