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Schuyler Mansion

32 Catherine St, Albany, NY 12202-1605
+1 518-434-0834
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Excellent - A Must See

When you're in Albany don't miss the Schuyler Mansion. So much history. Our docent was wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carleen E
New Berlin, Wisconsin

Took the tour that highlighted the sisters. Docent was so detailed. Don't know what the other... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Middlebury, Connecticut
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Built before the American Revolution, the elegant home of General Philip Schuyler is one of the most outstanding examples of pre-war architecture. During the season, experience a guided-tour of the home from knowledgeable staff who will tell you the history of the home and the Schuyler family that lived there - Philip and Catharine Van Rensselaer Schuyler, and their eight children. Second daughter Elizabeth Schuyler married Alexander Hamilton in the museum's front parlor in 1780. Tours are offered on the hour. Please call in advance of your tour, as pre-scheduled groups and events will alter the tour schedule. Site is CLOSED yearly from October 31st until mid-May, excepting special events.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
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32 Catherine St, Albany, NY 12202-1605
+1 518-434-0834
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you're in Albany don't miss the Schuyler Mansion. So much history. Our docent was wonderful. She answered every question we had and then some. My husband tells everyone it was the highlight of our trip - from Norfolk to Saratoga Springs.

Thank Carleen E
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Took the tour that highlighted the sisters. Docent was so detailed. Don't know what the other tours are like. One features Hamilton. You need to,reserve your spot usually in advance.

Thank yysuzanne
Reviewed 2 October 2017

It's kind of perfect inside- faithfully restored but not "improved." You get a real sense for what daily life was like inside the mansion. Our tour guide (Ian) was incredibly well-informed. Not only deep knowledge about all aspects of the house, the family and the...More

Thank DeeEllThr33
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Reserved a few weeks ahead the 2:00 Saturday tour at the Mansion and glad I did. First, they only had room for 12 and were the day we arrived, visitors kept arriving who wanted to take this tour but were turned away. As the guide...More

Thank Maggie P
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Really disappointed with the service here: waited at the desk for 20 minutes to be told we couldn't pay on card. By that point we weren't able to get cash out at an ATM before the tour so really felt let-down. No apologies from member...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Our young female guide had brushed up on her history and gave a very nice presentation of the house and the Schuyler family. Having lived in the area for 40+ years, it was a pleasure to see local history presented so well. The Hamilton connection...More

Thank John I
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The tour guides are knowledgeable and interesting. The house itself is beautiful, and historically significant. We enjoyed the tour and will be back for the sequel. Work!

Thank Becky P
Reviewed 14 July 2017

One hour docent tour of this mansion. Docent was great - she knew a lot about the Schuylers and related history. The tour is as interesting as you want to make it as well - asking questions for additional information. Yes - as other people...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

As a fan of Hamilton the musical, I was initially drawn to the site because of its connection to the show. While the tour includes information of interest to fans, it goes far beyond that. The visitor center and home tour include a wide range...More

Thank mktraveler906
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Appropriate period information . Visitor center displays held interest of children but guided tour contained too much information. Long time to stand! Tours available on the hour. Must ring doorbell to enter visitor center.

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SchuylerMansion, Historic Interpreter at Schuyler Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thank you for your comments. We find them very valuable. To help us better our programming for children - were you on a general tour, or one of our focus tours?

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26 January 2017|
Response from SchuylerMansion | Property representative |
Due to limited space inside the historic home, we can accommodate a maximum of 11 people per tour. With prearrangement, we can accommodate 3 of these groups at once, meaning we can take a group of approximately 30 people... More
21 January 2017|
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Response from SchuylerMansion | Property representative |
As previous posters have indicated, we do have a parking lot at the entrance to the museum and on street parking is typically available, as well. The walkway and first floor of the house are wheelchair accessible, though the... More