Schenectady NY

Schenectady, New york
Schenectady, New york

Schenectady NY, located within the Hudson Valley region and about 15 minutes from the state capital of Albany, is well known for its Proctors Theatre as well as being the birthplace of General Electric.

History

History
History  Image: wadester16 (flickr), CC BY-SA 2.0

Indigenously occupied by the Mohawk Nation, Schenectady was purchased from the Native Americans by the first European settlers in 1661. The Dutch settlement was named New Netherland. Three years later, in 1664, the British overtook the territory and renamed it New York. The land on which Albany stands today was the original location of Schenectady. The name is derived from a Mohawk term that means “over the pine plains”. The history of this region is immense and skirts around war, slavery, economics, and much more, making it a culturally rich travel destination.

Attractions

Attractions
Attractions  Image: Dennis Heller (flickr)

While visiting Schenectady NY, there are a few must see and experience places, including the Proctors Theatre, which is the area’s leading live theater venue and where many Broadway plays appear. Stimulating the mind can be done in many ways, one of which includes the Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium, both commemorating the powerful history of technology throughout the region and world, including a special General Electric display.

Schenectady NY Hotels

Schenectady NY Hotels
Schenectady NY Hotels

Choosing accommodations in Schenectady will enhance the experience of the area with unique encounters throughout the entire vacation. Along with the comfortable chain hotels, this city offers several local lodgings, including Parker Inn (pictured), a charming historical building that has been restored into the splendor guests are invited to enjoy a culturally rich experience today.

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