Schuyler Mansion

Dive into the beginnings of American history by touring the magnificent Schuyler Mansion, perched right over the Hudson River.

Photo Courtesy of Andrew Frey

Visit the Schuyler Mansion

Schuyler Mansion was home to Philip J. Schuyler, the renowned Revolutionary War general, U.S. Senator and business entrepreneur. Today, history enthusiasts can now enjoy guided tours of the mansion.

The History of the Mansion

Descending from rich Dutch families, Philip J. Schuyler and his wife, Catharine Van Rensselaer, raised eight children in this home. The Georgian structure of the mansion reflects Schuyler’s English tastes. Also, Schuyler built it on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River. The grounds once included an orchard, a formal garden and a working farm. Throughout the Schuyler family occupancy from 1763-1804, the mansion was used for military strategizing, political gathering, social affairs and family living.

Guided Tours

Schuyler Mansion is open for guided tours. Additionally, an orientation exhibition focusing on Schuyler’s life is available in the Visitor Center. Temporary exhibitions and public programs are scheduled year-round.

2019 Tour Schedule

  • May and June: Saturdays at 2:30 P.M.
  • July and August: Thursdays and Saturdays at 2:30 P.M.
  • September and October: Saturdays at 2:30 P.M.

“What an amazing experience! The staff was amazing! I loved seeing the passion on the tour guys face as he explained everything. The house was beautiful. I highly recommend coming here to anyone who has a passion for American History!”

—Alyssa, Facebook

Take Amtrak to the Schuyler Mansion

Experience this unforgettable mansion via Amtrak to the Albany-Rensselaer Station in Albany—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Albany-Rensselaer Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Albany-Rensselaer office today at: 518-472-1111.