Experience a little piece of history in Schenectady. The Mabee Farm Historic Sight, the oldest house in the Mohawk Valley, settled in about 1670. The site originally established as a fur trading post to meet Native American traders before they reached Schenectady. Now owned by the Schenectady County Historical Society, it was developed into a museum and educational center in order to teach people about the history, people and cultures of Schenectady.
The farm, handed down through the Mabee family for 300 years, stretches 9 acres long. It consists of a 17th Century Dutch House, an Inn, a brick building, a Dutch barn as well as an English barn, the Mabee family cemetery, and other outer buildings. The farm is open year round for visitors to experience guided tours as well as walk themselves on self-guided visits through the site’s newly built Franchere Education Center. The site also holds events, re-enactments, workshops, exhibits and educational programs to teach people about the early Mohawk Valley farmstead. Special events and festivals also take place at the site during various times in the year.