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Credit: Marist College Library Archives and Special Collections

Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site

UPPER HUDSON

http://nysparks.com/historic-sites/33/details.aspx

32 Catherine Street

Albany, NY 12202

Hours: April through October

Wednesday through Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM November through March, by appointment only

Allow 1-2 hours for visit. Phone: (518) 434-0834

Fax: (518) 434-3821

 

Historical Description:   Schuyler Mansion was the home of Revolutionary War general Philip Schuyler and his household from 1763-1804. From 1775 to 1777 Schuyler served as commander of the Northern Department of the Continental Army. During the Revolution years, this home was visited by many of the prominent men of the day, including George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and Benjamin Franklin. Following the British defeat at Saratoga in 1777, Lieutenant General John Burgoyne stayed here as a prisoner/guest, despite having ordered the burning of the Schuyler's country estate in Saratoga. Many noteworthy events took place here during the Revolution years, including the 1780 wedding of Alexander Hamilton and Schuyler's daughter, Elizabeth, and the 1781 attempted kidnap of General Schuyler by a Loyalist raiding party.

 

The Site:   Schuyler Mansion was the home of Revolutionary War general Philip Schuyler and his household from 1763-1804. From 1775 to 1777 Schuyler served as commander of the Northern Department of the Continental Army. During the Revolution years, this home was visited by many of the prominent men of the day, including George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and Benjamin Franklin. Following the British defeat at Saratoga in 1777, Lieutenant General John Burgoyne stayed here as a prisoner/guest, despite having ordered the burning of the Schuyler's country estate in Saratoga. Many noteworthy events took place here during the Revolution years, including the 1780 wedding of Alexander Hamilton and Schuyler's daughter, Elizabeth, and the 1781 attempted kidnap of General Schuyler by a Loyalist raiding party.

 

Directions:   Accessible from the NYS Thruway Exit 23 and I787 (from the South, Exit 2/Port of Albany; from the North, Exit 3B/Madison Avenue) The site is located at 32 Catherine Street between Delaware Avenue and South Pearl Street, one block south of Morton Avenue. Call for specific directions at 518-434-0834.

 

Research Patron: Atwood Collins

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