Old Road Society of Philipstown and Old Albany Post Road Archive

Welcome to the Old Road Society and Old Albany Post Road Archive. Here you will find information about New York State’s oldest road: Old Albany Post Road. The six-mile unpaved road section has been in continuous use since 1669. In July 1982, it was awarded a listing on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.  Related information about unpaved roads and historic preservation can also be found on this site.

The Old Road Society is dedicated to protecting the unpaved backroads of Garrison.and Cold Spring, NY. The listings and recognition of Old Albany Post Road by the State and National preservation offices may be gratifying, but the honor is no guarantee of permanent road protection. The Old Road Society was formed by a group of concerned residents in 1984 to monitor the impact of changing times and to help to preserve the road’s unique character. Learn more about the society by visiting: https://oldroadsociety.org/ or emailing to OldRoadSociety@gmail.com.

Old Road Society and Old Albany Post Road Archive Links:

Capsule History of the Old Albany-New York Post Road
Philipstown Comprehensive Plan 2030, Adopted in 2021
FEMA Old Albany Post Road project report
Ken Skorseth report Preserving Dirt Roads
Historic Map of Old Albany Post Road
Milestones Mystery
Old Road Society website
Stormwater Management and Historic Preservation
Wikipedia article on Old Albany Post Road

1996 Roads Report