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.
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.
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
We were lucky to have a personal tour, because no-one else happened to arrive when we did. This is a well-preserved example of the home of a wealthy Dutch family, with restoration work still continuing. Our guide was well-educated on the subject providing us with plenty of information on the family and life at that time. This was a real... More
This home is very special to me, because I was born a few blocks from the mansion. My father had taken us there many times. One of the things we liked was being able to see out of the tower on the top floor. Marilyn
Overall if you are interested in colonial American history, NY history, or Alexander Hamilton this is a must see. The mansion was built by a family who controlled much of upper New York State and the builder was a Revolutionary war general. One of the daughters married Alexander Hamilton. There is a lot of interesting history here and the tour... More
We went at 11:00 on a Sunday morning and since no other visitors were there we got a private tour for the two of us. Our guide was knowledgeable about the Schuyler family and the history of the period. The mansion was built just outside Albany's city walls (no longer extant). Shutters on both the inside and outside of the... More
Don't miss the twelfth night celebration (Saturday near Epiphany--January 6). Great way to round out the Christmas holidays--plenty of music, food, spirit and entertainment.
Didn't see it on this trip. We did stop to see my old high school which was named after General Schuyler (Philip Schuyler High School - which is now apartments). The Schuyler Mansion is worth seeing especially if you are a history buff.
Having been to the Saratoga National Battlefield Site, this was a natural stop for me. It's about ten miles up the road and a pretty drive along the Hudson River. I knew of the site before, but had been by after closing hours. It is the home of a General (?) who was dismissed during the most important battle of... More
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