What to do and see in Troy, New York (NY): The Best Budget-friendly Things to do

October 16, 2021 Rosalyn Ihle

Troy is a city in the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Rensselaer County. The city is located on the western edge of Rensselaer County and on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Troy has close ties to the nearby cities of Albany and Schenectady, forming a region popularly called the Capital District. The city is one of the three major centers for the Albany Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which has a population of 1,170,483. At the 2010 census, the population of Troy was 50,129. Troy's motto is Ilium fuit. Troja est, which means "Ilium was, Troy is".
Restaurants in Troy

1. Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market

49 4th Street Winter Market: Troy Atrium, Troy, NY 12180-2248 +1 518-708-4216 https://www.troymarket.org/
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5.0 based on 233 reviews

Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market

Reviewed By 800avivac - Rhinebeck, United States

I went to this market in August with my husband and special needs adult daughter. There was something for everyone including music, food, entertainment, and products for almost every interest. Being originally from NYC and Long Island I’ve had my share of street fairs. But this one was not overwhelmingly crowded and without access between aisles, like many of them are...also the shops remain open and accessible for browsing and that made it even more enjoyable. It was like a festival more than a fair..and my only regret is that I couldn’t get back one more time before the season ended...I’ll be back next spring!

2. Taste of Troy Food Tours LLC

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Taste of Troy Food Tours LLC

Taste of Troy Food Tours provides a unique opportunity to explore this beautiful downtown riverfront, while sampling foods & beverages from establishments that are helping to revitalize this historic city. 1.5mile/ 3 hour walking tour allows you to experience the vibrant culinary scene in Troy and the award winning, amazing, year round Farmer’s’ market

3. Oakwood Cemetery

50 101st St, Troy, NY 12180-1197 +1 518-272-7520 http://www.oakwoodcemetary.com
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Oakwood Cemetery

Reviewed By Enjoylifewithme

Absolutely beautiful! Such gorgeous headstones and mausoleums! Wonderful tributes to families ❤️ I was just in awe of the size and beauty of the cemetery!!!

4. Joe Bruno Stadium

80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY 12180-6037 +1 518-629-2287 http://www.milb.com/content/page.jsp?sid=t577&ymd=20060214&content_id=41587&vkey=team1
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Joe Bruno Stadium

Reviewed By travelcheckplus - Troy, United States

Perfect place to bring the family, go out with friends, host an event. Clean and well light park with so many activities besides just baseball. There's not a bad seat in the house!

5. Hart Cluett Museum

57 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180-3928 +1 518-272-7232 [email protected] http://www.hartcluett.org/
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Hart Cluett Museum

The Hart Cluett Museum, operated by Historic Rensselaer County, is a dynamic not-for-profit established in 1927 to connect local history & heritage with contemporary life. Situated in Troy, New York's picturesque downtown Second Street Historic District, our 5 galleries & programs are located in two adjacent 19th-century townhouses and a carriage house. Our furnished house museum is the architecturally significant 1827 marble Hart-Cluett House while our Carr Building showcases fun exhibits, outstanding archives, and a research library. Throughout three seasons we offer Walking Tours and Hidden History Tours. Our renowned four-day-long annual Holiday Greens Show opens Thursday at noon one week after Thanksgiving. Enjoy holiday magic in the Hart-Cluett House Museum decorated in live greens, fragrant garland, and fresh flowers. Troy's widely popular Victorian Stroll grew with the beloved tradition that is the Holiday Green's Show.

Reviewed By napngs - Albany, United States

This museum is the home of the Rensselaer County Historical Society and it is one of the hosts of Troy's annual Victorian Stroll. The Hart & Cluett families were early wealthy Troy families and owned banks, mills (collars & cuffs hence Troy's nickname The Collar City), sponsored Emma Willard School & RPI College. You can tour the entire house on three floors. At Christmas time the house is splendidly decorated to reflect the 1800s. This day is also a major fund raising event for the museum. Many volunteers are available throughout to answer any visitor's questions. Also is the home of many of Troy's historical artifacts. A must for history buffs. Also they offer educational experiences for school children.

6. The Children's Museum of Science and Technology (The Junior Museum)

250 Jordan Rd (in the Rensselaer Tech Park), Troy, NY 12180-8394 +1 518-235-2120 [email protected] http://www.cmost.org
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The Children's Museum of Science and Technology (The Junior Museum)

CMOST provides an engaging, child-directed learning environment which enables children to learn and grow through play. Designed for children ages 18 months through the tween years, the Museum enables children to investigate, observe, analyze, and build in a pressure-free environment by pairing innovative educational tools and techniques with engaging exhibits and facilitated programming to support active learning. CMOST offers a unique suite of STE(a)M learning experiences including school and community programs; mini.make workshops; summer and vacation day camps; camp-ins; and daily Museum Educator facilitated activities that help children make important connections between science, the world and everyday life. Beyond the Museum, CMOST’s Traveling Programs feature hands-on STE(a)M activities, turning classrooms, libraries and community centers into learning labs.

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