The Rensselaer County Historical Society is located at 57 Second Street, Troy, NY – The Joseph B. Carr Building.
Open Thursday – Saturday, February through December 23. Closed major holidays, and the month of January.
Please be careful when entering our address into GPS devices. We have received feedback that some GPS devices direct you to Second Avenue not Second Street. RCHS is located on Second Street, between Congress and State Streets.
The Rensselaer County Historical Society is located in the heart of the Second Street Historic District in downtown Troy. From NYS Thruways I-90 and I-87, take I-787 North to Route 7 East (Troy/Bennington). Follow Rt. 7 across the Hudson River. Stay in right hand land on bridge and follow signs for “Downtown Troy.” As you get on the ramp for downtown Troy stay in the left lane. This will put you on 6th Avenue/ Follow 6th Avenue to the end of the road, approximately 5 blocks. At the end you are forced to make a right turn on to Congress Street. Proceed on Congress until you reach the intersection of Congress and Second, there is a traffic light. Make a right on to Second Street. RCHS is the 4th building on the left.
RCHS is within easy walking distance of the historic Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, the Troy Public Library, shops, and numerous distinctive restaurants. Street parking is available throughout the area. RCHS does not have its own parking lot.
57 Second Street, Troy, NY