Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
Schuyler Mansion was home to Philip J. Schuyler, the renowned Revolutionary War general, US Senator, and business entrepreneur. He and his wife, Catharine Van Rensselaer, descended from affluent and powerful Dutch families. Together they raised eight children in this home. The Georgian structure, reflecting Schuyler's English tastes - was built on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River.
Originally situated on an 80-acre tract of land, the grounds once included an orchard, a formal garden, and a working farm. Throughout the Schuyler family occupancy from 1763-1804, the mansion was the site of military strategizing, political hobnobbing, elegant social affairs, and an active family life. The wedding of daughter Elizabeth Schuyler to Alexander Hamilton took place in the house in 1780.
Today, visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the mansion as well as an orientation exhibition in the Visitor Center focusing on Philip Schuyler's life. Temporary exhibitions and public programs are scheduled year-round. Guide tours are available to the public. Please call for details.
Identify And Describe The Management Organization
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
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Season and Hours Open
Guided tours are available mid-May – October 31 Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pre-registered groups and special events may alter tour times – calling prior to your visit is recommended.