Mobile Audio Tour

Schuyler Mansion

  • 80 miles north of Poughkeepsie/Highland
  • 32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY 12202, 518-434-0834
  • Schuyler Mansion was home to the rich and powerful Schuyler family, descendants of wealthy Dutch settlers
  • The Georgian style house was the centerpiece of an expansive 18th century estate
  • Married to Catharine Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler was a successful businessman, a major general in the Revolutionary War, and served in the U.S. Senate
  • The mansion was not only a family home, but also a hub for military strategizing, political maneuvering, and social gatherings that included George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Benedict Arnold
  • The visitor center introduces you to one of Albany's most prominent families, while the carefully restored house engages you in their daily lives