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Schuyler Mansion

32 Catherine St., Albany, NY 12202
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Ranked #13 of 33 Attractions in Albany
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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63 reviews 63 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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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We went to visit this mansion in April and it was closed. A kind worker told us that the mansion and other like attractions are closed until some time in May. Check hours and availability before visiting.

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Canton, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We scheduled a trip months in advance for a university history club trip. We called the weekend of to confirm, and then waited a half hour for the tour guide to arrive and nobody ever showed up. We called several times and left messages as well. Nobody ever got back to us. We're very disappointed

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Los Angeles
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Well maintained historic site. The docent provided an excellent background on the history of the site and regional happenings during the time the original owners built and lived in the mansion.

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Adams, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Like others have mentioned we had a personal tour of the mansion. We also had a well-educated guide who was great. I think her name was Dannielle. The tour lasted about an hour and it was very interesting.

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New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stopped by the mansion at 11am on a Sunday and found ourselves with a personal tour of the Schuyler mansion because there were no other visitors. Our tour guide was absolutely wonderful - I wish I had caught her name to thank her here. She spent about an hour with us in the mansion telling us all about Philip... More

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