Special Events and Tours

We are beginning our 2016 tour and special event season.

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.

Special Events at Vale Cemetery and Park

Saturday, May 7th at 7:30 a.m. - Bird Walk at Vale. Hosted by Neil Reilly.

Memorial Day, May 30th at 10:00 a.m. - Flag ceremony, oratory, patriotic music, rifle salute and Taps honoring or veterans.

Juneteenth, June 17th at 7:00 p.m. - A commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery. Music, oratory and a reenactment.

Tours of Vale Cemetery and Park

Sunday, April 3rd - Nature Walk in Vale's 100-Acre Urban Greenspace. Hosted by Amy Veino.

Sunday, May 1st - Notable Women of Vale. Hosted by Sue McLane.

Sunday, June 5th - WWI and Schenectady. Hosted by Prof. Kelly.

Sunday, July 3rd - The Revolutionary War and Schnectady. Hosted by John Gearing.

Sunday, August 7th - Giants of Industry. Hosted by Chris Hunter.

Sunday, Sept. 4th - Sports Heroes of Schneectady. Hosted by Paul Tracy.

Sunday, Oct. 2nd - Victorian Women in Mourning. Hosted by Sue McClane.