Each September, the Saturday after Labor Day Browse through Historic Downtown Albany with antiques literally filling the streets. For more information contact the Albany Downtown Association. 541-928-2469 OR 800-526-2256 www.albanydowntown.com
Summer Historic Interior Homes Tour
Last Saturday in July 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. The summer tour emphasizes architecture and will feature several historic homes in various states of restoration. Homeowners and hosts/hostesses will be available to answer questions about restoration efforts, historic house maintenance and why they chose Albany as home. Ticket price is $15.00. $12.00 for seniors, groups of 10 or more and children. Ticket price includes light refreshments, trolley and horse-drawn wagon rides. 541-928-0911 or 800-526-2256.
Christmas Parlour Tour
Second Sunday in December, 2-7 p.m. Tour the parlours of several historic homes beautifully decorated and experience the sights and sounds of the Victorian holiday. Costumed carolers and vendors will delight you on the way. Ticket price is $15.00. $12.00 for seniors, groups of 10 or more and children. Ticket price includes hot drinks, entertainment, and trolley and horse-drawn wagon rides. 541-928-0911 or 800-526-2256.
History Through Headstones Tour
If you’ve always been fascinated by the elaborate headstones and cemetery artwork of bygone eras, come to Albany in mid-July for the “History Through Headstones” Tour. This guided walking tour takes visitors through Albany’s pioneer cemeteries, where you can learn the stories behind the monuments. Held annually in July; sponsored by the Albany Regional Museum; 541-967-7122 for details.
Once Again, the Albany Visitors Association is helping to make the holiday season bright by sponsoring the Annual Night Time Magic Holiday Light Program. Residents are encouraged to enter a contest for best use of lights in decorating the exterior of their homes. People wishing to drive the route to look at the participating locations can pick up a list of participants and a map at the Albany Visitors Association beginning mid-December. Lights will be on through December. Call the Albany Visitors Association for more information. 541-928-0911 or 800-526-2256