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Address: 32 Catherine St., Albany, NY 12202
Phone Number: 518-434-0834
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Built before the American Revolution, the elegant home of General Philip...
Built before the American Revolution, the elegant home of General Philip Schuyler is one of the most outstanding examples of pre-war architecture.
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Fascinating old house

Well-preserved, superb staff, and a wonderful all-round visit. Incredible how the family owned so much of the area and then lost it all.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Well-preserved, superb staff, and a wonderful all-round visit. Incredible how the family owned so much of the area and then lost it all.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

fantastic pre-Revolutionar War mansion owned by one of the colony's leading families. Never very crowded, not well known, but worth the visit for history buffs.

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Georgetown, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Very nice tour, interesting and informative guide for the tour. Well worth the visit. Wish I had more time to visit other sites she told me about.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The guide was excellent. He was enthused and knowledgable about the history of the family that built the house, the property and the city. He was charged up about history...very refreshing! The house had an interesting story and well preserved. It has been an historical site for 100 years!

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Woking, England
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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I was lucky enough to get a tour all to myself from a very knowledgeable guide. The house is well preserved but it is the information from the guide that makes it come alive.There is an interesting small exhibit in the Visitor centre. Plenty of off street parking.

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NYC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The people working this site are very knowledgeable and friendly. Ian actually greeted us in the parking lot. We knew we were early and planned to walk around a little but he let us in the visitor's center early. This mansion is a little chunk of history. The colors of some of the rooms (which have been verified for accuracy)... More 

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Hudson River Valley, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was on my to-do list because I'm intrigued by old buildings/houses/mansions, etc. I was not disappointed! It's smaller than I expected, but completely worth the visit if you appreciate historic buildings. The building is quaint and charming, and even though many of the pieces in the home are not original, they've done well with replication. Our tour group was... More 

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Delmar, New York
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36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have lived in the Albany area for many years, but just visited the Schuyler Mansion this week. As others have noted, we had a private tour of the house as we were the only visitors on a weekday. What that tells me is that the mansion is not well advertised, but it should be. The Schuyler's hosted George and... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

we were in time for the last tour. we are seasoned rev war visitors. we were so happy to see this home. Alexander Hamilton was married to elizabeth schuyler in this home. We were on our way to a wedding which made the visit all the more meaningful.

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Albany, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The only remnants of the estate is the main house, built Georgian style. It's located on the west bank of the Hudson River on Catherine St. in Albany. We took the self guided tour for $3 each. However there were informative volunteers to answers any questions we had. The actual structure would have been massive compared to other dwellings during... More 

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