Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Dark Side of Downtown Tour 2023

October 6 - October 26

Back for 2023 by popular demand, join Historic Albany Foundation and Discover Albany as we resurrect “The Dark Side of Downtown”, a guided walking tour delving into the stories behind the buildings you see every day in the downtown area of Albany, peeling back the layers of history to discover tales of historic true crime, local lore, conspiracy, and mysteries embedded in the streets of Albany. Please note: The 5:30 tour does not stop include a pub stop.

Follow in the footsteps of the infamous Silent Stalker, and uncover the stories previously told only in lost newspapers and hushed whispers. Unearth the Dark Side of this city, including the assassination attempt of Albany’s Halloween Queen and the best spectator’s view of the notorious Gallows Hill.

Along the way, tours will stop at a pub (location TBA). 5:30pm tour is the Oct-sober tour and will not have a pub stop.

Booking is essential – each tour has a maximum of 20 attendees. Tours last for 90 minutes.

Friday, October 6th:

Tour Times: 6:00pm

Sunday, October 8th Tour: (Location TBA)

Tour Times: 10:00am

Friday, October 13th:

Tour Times: 6:00pm

Tuesday, October 17th

Tour Times: 5:30pm: (Oct-sober tour), 6:00pm, 6:30pm, & 7:00pm

Thursday, October 19th

Tour Times: 5:30pm: (Oct-sober tour), 6:00pm, 6:30pm, & 7:00pm

Tuesday, October 24th

Tour Times: 5:30pm: (Oct-sober tour), 6:00pm, 6:30pm, & 7:00pm

Thursday, October 26th

Tour Times: 5:30pm: (Oct-sober tour), 6:00pm, 6:30pm, & 7:00pm

Meeting point – Outside McGeary’s, 4 Clinton Square, Albany, NY 12207. Location for brunch tour TBA.

Please note there will be a stop at a local pub midway through the route for a tipple on all tours, apart from 5:30 pm


Outside McGeary’s, 4 Clinton Square, 12207


October 6
October 26
Event Category:


Downtown Albany
Albany, NY 12207 United States + Google Map