The Rankins of Cherry Hill: Struggling with the Loss of their World | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area


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The Rankins of Cherry Hill: Struggling with the Loss of their World


Historic Cherry Hill
523 1/2 South Pearl St.
Albany, NY 12202

42.634834 -73.763498

County: Albany
Region: Upper Hudson


  • August 31, 2024, 12:00PM
Detailed Times/Hours Open Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month of September, 12pm to 4pm. Tours will begin promptly on the hour.

Free, self-guided tours and use of the historic gardens and grounds for bird watching and picnicking.


Event Type Historic Site Tour/History Description The Rankins of Cherry Hill: Struggling with the Loss of their World tour tells the story of how the last two generations at Cherry Hill responded to social, economic, and personal change at the turn of the 20th century. Artifacts in each room vividly tell the story of Catherine Rankin’s loss of her wealth and near loss of her ancestral home—and her family’s struggle to regain their financial standing and restore Cherry Hill to its colonial grandeur- while watching industry and an immigrant working class neighborhood grow up around the property. This “warts and all” tour addresses such topics as immigration, women’s suffrage, American identity, and the roots of prejudice. Organization Hosting the Event Historic Cherry Hill Phone Number 518-434-4791


While advanced registration is recommended, walk-ins are welcome. Tours begin promptly on the hour. Registration is available at For more information please visit our website or call 518-434-4791
General Admission is $6. Tours are free for SNAP recipients (Museums for All), Blue Star families, and current members of HCH, AAM, and MANY, and discounted for seniors, students and AAA members. Self-guided use of the grounds is free.

Additional Information

Event Duration (hours): 1
This event is NOT Suitable for children under: Tours are most appropriate for visitors ages 10+

Family Friendly: Yes
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? Portion
Additional Wheelchair Info: The first level of the historic house is accessible to some visitors with limited mobility, and materials are available to explore the rest of the house virtually.
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