A Historic Journey Through Albany

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In the center of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley, the city of Albany has beckoned to wave after wave of settlers since the first pioneers in the 1840s. As a result, this friendly city offers authentic locations as varied as a pioneer-era trading post, a Victorian mansion and a WWII army barracks. Surrounded by open farmland and framed by rolling hills and misty forests, Albany is an ideal filming location.IMG_1892

Albany is home to the most eclectic collection of historic buildings in Oregon: more than 700 structures, with both residential neighborhoods and commercial districts that could stand in for nearly any era in U.S. history. Nearby are both a water-powered flour mill and a steam-powered lumber mill. The Willamette and Calapooia rivers converge in Albany, and riverfront parks and bridges provide scenic views. Just a few miles outside of town are curving country roads dotted with covered bridges, old barns and farmhouses, hazelnut orchards, and fields of wheat and corn. Remote trails, cascading waterfalls and old-growth forests are minutes away.

Albany’s mild climate rarely falls below freezing or soars above 90, but still reflects changing seasons, with frosty mornings and brilliant fall foliage. With its unique buildings and stunning landscapes, Albany provides the best of city and rural scenery.

Visit www.albanyvisitors.com to find out more.

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  1. Albany is a fantastic city for history lovers like myself. I would even go as far to say that the entire Capital Region is a great historical region. I’ve found that the residents (for the most part) seem to appreciate the history less than in other historical cities like Boston unfortunately. There’s so much to see and so much the city does to maintain these historical properties. Even just biking on the local bike trails you’ll see signs detailing the historic sites. I love Albany!

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