Incorporated in 1841, Albany Rural Cemetery is one of the oldest and grandest examples of the rural cemetery movement in America. Historians come from around the country and overseas to walk its 467 acres, to study its stately monuments and to savor its parklike setting. It earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.
Albany Rural Cemetery has always been much more than a place of burial. It has offered historical, architectural, and sculptural memorials, as well as incredible natural beauty, for all its visitors. Today ARC attracts thousands of visitors each year. They come to pay tribute to loved ones who are deceased, and they come to enjoy the beautiful landscape, streams, waterfalls, and array of funerary art and architecture that is ARC. Albany Rural is also a special haven for walkers, runners, cyclists, and drivers.