Center Square Association, Albany, N.Y.

2017 Hidden City House & Garden Tour, Albany, NY

Thursday, June 22, 5 – 8 p.m.

Tickets: $20/person

Pick up and day-of-event sales:

  • Pick up & day-of sales: 235 Lark Street (in front of Trinity United Methodist Church), Albany, 4-7 p.m. (Houses open at 5 p.m.)
  • Day of sales also at Capital Wine, 348 State Street

Presale ticket locations:

  • Historic Albany Foundation, 89 Lexington Ave., Albany, NY  |  518.465.0876, Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. (in Warehouse) 9am-5pm
  • Capital Wine 348 State St., Albany, NY   |  518.689.0160, Mon.-Fri. Noon-9pm, Sat. 11am-9pm, Sun. Noon-7pm

All tickets non-refundable. Tour happens rain or shine!

The only garden tour in the Capital Region that lets you tour inside historic homes!

(Pictured above: A Hamilton Street garden from the 2016 tour. View photos from previous tours.)

About the 2017 Hidden City House & Garden Tour in Albany, NY

Center Square Association, Hudson/Park Neighborhood Association and Historic Albany Foundation are proud to present the 2017 Hidden City House & Garden Tour on Thursday, June 22 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Every year, this tour brings the neighborhoods to life as homeowners open their doors and gardens to the public. Guests are able to tour, at their leisure, the beautiful and historic homes and hidden gardens that make up the Center Square, Hudson/Park and Washington Park neighborhoods. This year we are also featuring Pine Hills homes. Residents of these neighborhoods open their homes and gardens for one night only.

This year, the Lark Street BID is also putting together a list of discounts for area restaurants and businesses that you can enjoy on the night of the tour, including Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar, TapAsia, El Loco Mexican Cafe, Lark Tavern, McGuire’s, Savoy Taproom, Cafe Hollywood, LAX, Berben & Wolff’sBongiorno’s Italian Restaurant,  Capital Wine & Spirits, OH Bar, The Lionhearted Pub, Elissa Halloran Designs, Pint SizedNational Upholstering, Alacrity Frame Workshop, Mio Posto, Cafe 217, Romeo’s Gifts, Cottage Herb Farm Shop, Rain Modern Chinese, Shogun, Teassertz, Bombers Burritos,, Lark Street Flower Market.

Never been on the tour? Here’s how it works:
Once your tickets have been purchased, your name(s) will go on the prepaid guest list for the day of the tour. We cannot give out tickets (the tickets act as your map and program as well) ahead of time in order to maintain the privacy of the gracious homeowners that are opening up their homes and gardens to the public on the day of the tour.

On the day of the tour, tickets must be picked up (for the prepaid individuals) and can be purchased from 4-7 p.m. in front of Trinity Church (235 Lark Street) or inside Capital Wine & Liquor. Please note houses & gardens will not open until 5 p.m. The tour is a self-guided, go-at-your-own-pace, whatever-order-you-desire type tour! Most of the homes are within walking distance to one another.

Parking: Many people find parking on the streets off of Lark Street or in Washington Park. There is also a pay-to-park lot on the corner of Hamilton and Swan Streets. You will have to come down Swan from Madison Ave. and enter from Swan St.

Special thanks to our tour sponsor

We hope to see you at the tour!

All tickets nonrefundable.  Tour happens rain or shine!

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Here is a profile on a house featured in this year’s tour:


Here are a couple of videos about the trolley pole on Hamilton Street and a house featured on the 2016 tour:


Here are a couple of videos that feature 2015 tour houses and the fascinating stories that go with them: