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Address: 32 Catherine St, Albany, NY 12202-1605
Phone Number: 518-434-0834
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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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Good tour and good review of the realities of American revolutionary history

House is interesting, but the highlight was the guide - she provided an excellent overview of the life and times of this family in the context of slavery, revolution and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

House is interesting, but the highlight was the guide - she provided an excellent overview of the life and times of this family in the context of slavery, revolution and significant social change. It is worth a visit and hopefully it leaves people enamored with Hamilton a bit more context.

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New York
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Got a one hour tour by an extremely well informed guide, who handled a wide variety of questions with aplomb. Very pleasant and informative way to spend an hour learning not only about the house, but also the history and mores of the time. On a side note, as the fine print on the web site says, be sure to... More 

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New York City
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everybody knows that Hamilton got married here. Our tour guide Ian gave us a lot of information about the times when the Schuyler family lived here . There was even a British attack on the house which may have left an ax mark on the stair bannister or not. Highly recommended for historyphiliacs.

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1 Thank Enriquez
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The home of General Philip Schuyler will henceforth be associated with being the place of marriage for Schuyler's daughter Eliza to Alexander Hamilton. The Georgian-style home of a prominent Albany family, the mansion now appears appears sadly unkempt from the outside. Once the front door opens and you step inside, the contrast is great, as it's apparent how lovingly the... More 

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Lowell, MA
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59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Our family road trip of 2016 was built around the Revolutionary War and specfically visiting homes associated with Philip Schuyler. We are fans of the musical Hamilton and wanted to visit the home where Alexander Hamilton married Eliza and we made it!! We stood in the room where it happened! This home is beautiful and in the process of a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The mansion is only available for tours on the hour. The guides are very knowledgeable about the family and the mansion. The rooms are in the process of being restored.

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Albany, New York, United States
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

14 remains laid in state June 17 at the Mansion where Philip Schuyler lived. The Africans may have worked for the family although no information on the individuals nor the original burial site was found.

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1 Thank Jacqui W
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

As obsessive fans of the musical "Hamilton," my daughter and I were eager to visit the mansion where Alexander and Eliza were actually married. Alas, the building is not open again officially until May 11. We did leave a message (last minute) about organizing a tour at the main number: (518) 434-0834. Someone was kind enough to call us back... More 

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Latham, New York
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The Schuyler mansion is well preserved and decorated to period. The historians there are friendlly and educated with all the knowledge of its past.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I've visited many times over the last twenty years, and it just gets more wonderful every time, as the interior is refurbished with period paper, carpet and more marvelous furniture is added from the collections of the families who fell heir to these 18th treasures. If you are a Rev War buff, or have an interest in General Schuyler, the... More 

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