Schuyler Mansion open for the season

Schuyler Mansion Albany exterior 2016-June

The Schuyler Mansion opened its 2017 season Wednesday. It will now be open for Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm for daily tours. And it has a schedule of special specific topic tours:

When Hamilton Called Albany Home
"Offered twice per week, this tour focuses on the life of Alexander Hamilton, husband of Elizabeth Schuyler, and his relationship with the Schuyler family. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the site within the current month ONLY. Space is limited - no other tours will be offered during the 2PM hour on these days." Thursday and Sunday at 2 pm

The Women of Schuyler Mansion
"This tour focuses on the women of the household - matriarch Catharine Van Rensselaer Schuyler and her 5 daughters, Angelica, Elizabeth, Margaret (Peggy), Cornelia and Caty. ... Reservations are required and can be made by calling the site within the current month ONLY. Space is limited - no other tours will be offered during the 2PM hour on these days." Saturday at 2 pm

As the historic site's Facebook page notes, daily tours do tend to fill up and it recommends showing up 20 to 30 minutes early and to make reservations for the special tours. The admission for tours is $5 for adults / $4 for students and seniors / free for kids 12 and under (cash only).

There's also a "Farm Day in the City" event May 27:

Experience a farm market atmosphere in the city of Albany! Learn about the types of animals Philip Schuyler would have had on his farm and agricultural practices of the 18th century. Sheep and poultry will be among the livestock displayed on the grounds at Schuyler Mansion. Demonstrations, farm products and gardening techniques will be shared with visitors throughout the afternoon. There will also be pony rides for children and vendors on site. Free to the public. The mansion will be available for open house style (self-guided) tours at the cost of $3.00 per person (children 12 and under are free, but must be accompanied by an adult.

The Schuyler Mansion is at 32 Catherine St in Albany's South End neighborhood. It was the home of the family of Philip Schuyler, a Revolutionary War general and US Senator. (He was also the father-in-law of Alexander Hamilton.) The statute in front of Albany City Hall? That's Philip Schuyler.

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