Submerge yourself in a sea of more than 150,000 tulips at Albany’s historic Washington Park this Mother’s Day weekend for Albany’s Annual Tulip Festival. Since Mayor Erastus Corning II read the first Tulip Festival Proclamation on May 14, 1949, the Mother’s Day weekend celebration has grown into one of the Northeast’s biggest and most beloved yearly events.
Historic events celebrating Albany’s rich, Dutch heritage combined with multiple stages of acclaimed live music, craft vendors, a fine arts show, children’s activities, and great food to make Tulip Festival a free, one-of-a-kind event for the whole family.
Albany County Historical Association
The Ten Broeck Mansion was built in 1797-98 for General Abraham Ten Broeck and his wife, Elizabeth Van Rensselaer. The home is a Federal-style house with sloping lawns and formal gardens. The mansion, named Prospect, commanded a sweeping view of the Hudson River and its daily traffic of barges and schooners along the busy trade route. Theodore Olcott purchased the residence in 1848 and renamed it Arbour Hill, after the surrounding area which today is an Albany neighborhood known by the name Arbor Hill. In 1948, after 100 years of Olcott family ownership, the Mansion was presented by the heirs of Robert Olcott to the Albany County Historical Association. Open for walk-in tours May – October, Hours: Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tours conducted on the hour. Tours can also be scheduled by appointment year-round. Admission: $5, Students & Seniors: $4, Children 12 & under $3, Member admission: free. Subject to change.