Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Visit the Governer's Mansion on New Year's Day

In the 18th and 19th centuries, a popular Albany custom was the New Year's Day social calls. The lady of the house would remain at home and open her door to callers in honor of the day. A remnant of this custom lingers in the New Year's Day open house at the Governor's Mansion on Eagle Street.

If you would like to register for the event, please see the link below:

You must register by December 27 and, if they receive too many applications, names will be drawn by lottery.

It's a terrific chance to look inside one of Albany's most famous residences.


  1. I went to the Governor's Mansion when Governor Spitzer was there; he and his family were very nice. But as we know that, we discovered some things about our Governor and he resigned. I will not subject any future Governor to the bad luck that I bring.