Planning Your Visit

The following information will help you enjoy your visit to the Ten Broeck Mansion:

We recommend you allow 1 hour for your tour inside the Ten Broeck Mansion and 15-30 minutes to tour our Gardens.  Self-guided garden tours available via our Garden Kiosk.  Walking shoes recommended for historic and uneven surfaces.

  • Gardens: our four-acre site is private property maintained by the Albany County Historical Association.  Our gardens are open free for those touring the gardens or for other educational purposes.  To ensure a welcoming experience for all, please follow our garden guidelines.  We are open free to the community from during garden open hours (9:30 am – 5 pm April – October; 9:30 am – 4 pm November – March).  We practice a “leave no trace” approach.  Please note garden open hours schedule subject to change.  Please call ahead to confirm.
  • Mansion Tours: tour schedule here.
  • Special Events and Programs: events and program schedule
  • Museum Shop: information and schedule

ADA Accessibility: parking for individuals with handicapped tags is next to the Ten Broeck Mansion (off Ten Broeck Place).  Our grounds have some accessibility – please contact us for more information.

Restrooms: a restroom is available in the Ten Broeck Mansion for tour ticket holders and Museum Shop visitors.  Our restroom is not ADA accessible at this time due to being in a historic building.


  • By Car: free parking lot off Livingston Avenue – map and directions here
  • ADA Parking: parking for handicapped permit only in circular drive by Ten Broeck Mansion (access via Ten Broeck Place).
  • Train: Amtrak Albany-Rensselaer Station
  • Bus: CDTA route 804
  • On foot: sidewalks allow walking access from attractions in Albany’s downtown, with gradual uphill climbs in some areas.
  • Bicycle: we are readily accessible by bicycle. Bicycles may be secured to the fence in our parking lot.

Food: many area restaurants are within a short walking or driving distance of the Ten Broeck Mansion.

Lodging: more information on Albany hotels.

Service Animals: are welcome.

All other animals: Pets are not permitted in the Ten Broeck Mansion.  Please see our Garden Guidelines for our policies for non-service animals.

Classes, photography, filming, and use of the grounds: please see our garden guidelines.

To ensure a safe experience for all, visitors will follow safe social distancing, mask-wearing, and other required health practices as posted at our entrance.  Sanitation stations available.  Visitors who do not follow these regulations will be asked to leave.