The Monteith House was built in 1849 by brothers Thomas and Walter Monteith. It was the first frame house built in Albany and they built the house with the centerline between their land claims. That way each of them could sleep on his own land. The Monteith family was instrumental in the development of Albany and with high aspirations named it after the capital of their home state: New York.
Mission: The Monteith Historical Society's mission is to provide a house museum of early Albany history and maintain the house and restore it to its original condition; to collect and display artifacts relevant to the pioneer period of Albany's development, and give the community and school children insight into pioneer life.
Open seasonally from mid-June through mid-September, Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
The house is also open by appointment and for events, activities, and tours including: Pioneer Day Camp, Children's Pioneer Christmas Party, Trolley of Terror, Interior Home Tours, and Christmas Caroling Tours.
Admission: $3 suggested donation for adults and children.
Group rate is $50 for non-open tours. This fee may be waived for school groups.