W E L C O M E T O
L B A N Y
O R E G O N
Living in the present...
looking to the future... honoring the past. Albany, now an important
manufacturing center for the rare metals, food processing, timber
and seed industries, has never forgotten its Victorian days -
its beginning as a thriving and prosperous river town. When Highway
99 and I-5 were constructed, Albany's older commercial and residential
areas were bypassed, and now Albany is home to Oregon's largest
group of past architectural styles, including every major style
popular in the U.S. since 1850. The Monteith, Hackleman and Downtown
Commercial Historic Districts have 350 historic homes. Visitors
to Albany may tour many of the city's historic homes during the
Summer Interiors Homes Tour, conducted annually on the last Saturday
in July or during the Christmas Parlour Tour, held in December.
Included are tours of museums, historic churches, homes, haywagon
rides, refreshments and trolley rides.
In July and August, the River Rhythms concert series features
nationally known bands performing at Monteith Park. The Mondays
at Monteith series highlights regional and local entertainers.
Admission to both concert series are free.
Hot air balloons are in the sky in August during Albany's Northwest
Art and Air Festival. The balloons are launched at sunrise each
morning, starting each day of fun at the festival. Visit Timber
Linn Park to view an art show and sale, listen to live entertainment,
or enjoy memorable food and drink.
Finding treasures and collectibles while shopping, or enjoying
dinner at one of the many fine restaurants is a perfect way to
end a memorable day in historic Albany.