Who we are

Founded in 1972, the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway helps the communities in the Capital District of New York to celebrate, to preserve, and to profit from their historic industrial legacy. It does so through education, preservation, advocacy, and development programs.

What we do

  • Conduct tours illustrating the industrial heritage of the area.
  • Provide school programs at the primary, secondary, and college levels.
  • Operate the Burden Iron Works Museum.
  • Present an annual award for achievements in historic preservation.
  • Regularly publish books, articles, and op-ed pieces about the area's commercial and industrial herita.ge
  • Give myriad lectures about the area's commercial and industrial heritage.
  • Field research questions about such things as Meneely bells made in this area.
  • Preserve relevant artifacts and document collections.
  • And more.

Contact us

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  • Send email to us at:


  • Visit or write to us at our headquarters located at:

The Burden Iron Works Museum
1 East Industrial Parkway
Troy, NY 12180-5942

Where we are

(We are at the Museum most weekdays from 10 to 6, and other times by appointment, but please always call first at 518-274-5267 to confirm that we'll be there when you arrive.)

    Directions from I-787 (show map):

    • Take Exit 7E onto Route 378 East. Get into the leftmost lane as you cross the bridge. Hug the double yellow lines in the center of the road through two traffic lights.
    • At the third traffic light, turn left onto Main Street. Continue over the railroad tracks and past the concrete wall.
    • Turn right onto East Industrial Parkway. After passing the concrete wall, turn right into our parking lot (the one with the big ladle car in the middle of it). The front door faces the railroad tracks.

    Our financial information

    The Gateway is committed to being as open and transparent about our activities as is legal and practical. Would you like to know more about our financial situation? If so, we have a special background page about that topic, and from it you can inspect our IRS Form 990 for recent years. Click here to go to that page.

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