Tours & Special Events

From May - October Vale Cemetery offers a seasonal program of tours and other events.

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.

Tours & Events 2023

Jun 10, 2023

Bird Walk

Environmental educator George Steele will host a bird watching walk at Vale Cemetery.

Please note that this tour begins at 7:30AM.

Jul 02, 2023

Notable Women of Vale

Perennial favorite Sue McLane leads a tour and discussion of the notable women of Vale.

Aug 06, 2023

Schenectady, WWI and Influenza

James Strosberg, M.D. physician and historian tells of the doughboys, airmen, Sanitary Trains, the Argonne and the Armistice of the “Great War” and the flu pandemic.

Sep 03, 2023

Giants of Industry

Chris Hunter, Curator at the Museum of Innovation and Science, will lead a tour of Vale Cemetery featuring the lives of scientists, inventors, industrialists and visionaries who built Schenectady, known as “the city that lights and hauls the world.”

Oct 01, 2023

Schenectady and the Civil War

Schenectady Historian Chris Leonard relates fascinating tales of Schenectady's involvement in the Civil War, as Vale grave sites of war heroes, politicians, Underground Railroad figures, notable women, and African-Americans are visited and remembered.

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