523 1⁄2 South Pearl St
Albany , New York 12202
Phone: 518-434-4791

Contact: Deborah Emmons-Andarawis - 518-434-4791 -


Historic Cherry Hill tells a story of America through the lives and experiences of one Albany household. Built in 1787 for Philip and Maria Van Rensselaer, Cherry Hill was lived in by extended family, enslaved people, descendants, and servants—who left artifacts, documents, and stories behind. Historic Cherry Hill invites visitors and researchers to explore American history through the unique lens of one Albany household and, through intimate encounters with the past, encourages audiences toward new perspectives on their own stories and place in history.

Historic Cherry Hill is a member of the Capital District Library Council.