Events and Tours

Public tours of Vale Cemetery and Park are on the 1st Sunday of the month from May-October.

Tours start at 2 p.m. from the Caretaker's Cottage adjacent to the main entrance on State Street.

There is ample parking available and due to the size of the cemetery/park a shuttle bus is used. There is a $7 donation requested with children under 12 free.

Apr 30

Led by, Amy Veino, Naturalist

May 07

Led by, Chris Hunter, MiSci Curator.

May 29

Flag ceremony, oratory, patriotic music, rifle salute and Taps honoring our veterans.

Jun 04

Led by, Sue McLane, Authority on Women’s Suffrage.

Jun 16

Celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery in the United States. A program of song and Oratory commemoration of African Americans interred in Vale. This includes members of U.S. Colored Troops (Union Army), Underground Railroad figures and a runaway slave who became a prominent Schenectady businessman.

Jul 02

John Gearing, author of "Schenectady Genesis, Vol.2: Evolution, 1760-1798" outlines patriot and Tory family allegiances in the Mohawk Valley.  Schenectady itself played a vital role as a frontier post in the quest for independence.  Vale’s Revolutionary War monument will be visited.  This also is a chance to ask an authority questions on the subject.

Aug 06

Led by, raconteur Paul Tracy.

Sep 03

Led by Scott Haeffner, site manager at Fort Johnson Hall.

Sep 24

Ornithologist Neal Reilly points out and discusses migratory species and native habitat species year round. For experienced and novice bird watchers. Bring your own binoculars

Oct 01

Led by Sue McClane a Victorian era authority.

Nov 05

Professor Thomas Kelly, Sienna College.

Hours & Directions

We are located at 907 State St. in Schenectady, NY. 

Office: (518) 346-0423
Emergency: (518) 421-0079
Office Hours: 10 am - 4 pm M-F

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