Getting There - Albany Institute of History & Art

From the north:
Take the Northway (I-87) to I-90 east (towards Boston). Follow I-90 east to I-787 and take I-787 south to the Empire Plaza exit 3A. Follow the ramp signs to the Empire State Plaza and proceed along the ramp that goes into a tunnel under the Plaza. Stay in the right lane. At exit of second small tunnel, take right onto Swan Street.

From the south:
Take the New York State Thruway to Exit 23. After the tollbooth, go straight ahead onto I-787 north to the Empire State Plaza exit 3. Follow the ramp signs to the Empire Plaza and proceed along the ramp that goes into a tunnel under the Plaza. Stay in the right lane. At exit of second small tunnel, take right onto Swan Street.

From the east:
Take the Berkshire spur of the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) into Albany. Take the first right after the bridge over the Hudson River, and follow the ramp signs to I-787 south (towards the Thruway). Exit at the Empire State Plaza exit 3A. Follow the ramp signs to the Empire Plaza and proceed along the ramp that goes into a tunnel under the Plaza. Stay in the right lane. At exit of second small tunnel, take right onto Swan Street.

From the west
Take the New York State Thruway to Exit 23. After the tollbooth, go straight ahead onto I-787 north to the Empire State Plaza exit 3. Follow the ramp signs to the Empire State Plaza and proceed along the ramp that goes into a tunnel under the Plaza. Stay in the right lane. At exit of second small tunnel, take right onto Swan Street.
The Albany Institute offers limited parking for visitors in its lot on Elk and Dove Street. During the week, metered parking is available on nearby streets and there are several lots and garages nearby. On the weekends and evenings, ample free parking is available on the street.

To proceed to parking area/loading dock:
Stay on Swan Street. Proceed up hill and go through two lights (State Street, Washington Avenue.) At third intersection, take a left onto Elk Street. Proceed on Elk Street to parking area at the corner of Elk and Dove Streets.

To proceed to Washington Avenue museum entrance:
Stay on Swan Street. Proceed up hill and go through one light (State Street.) At next intersection (Washington Avenue), take a left. Proceed on Washington Avenue for one block. At the intersection of Washington Avenue and Dove Street, AIHA will be on your right.




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