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Independence Day! at Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

WHEN: Thursday, July 4th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

WHERE: Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, 32 Catherine St, Albany


BUS: #100, 106

Independence Day! at Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site. Click to enlarge Image.

On Thursday, July 4th, 2024, Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site invites the public to attend an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration on the mansion grounds, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

There will be a variety of 18th century inspired activities that may be sampled throughout the afternoon, including demonstrations of candle-dipping, tin-smithing, and natural dying. “Dr. Stringer,” Philip Schuyler’s physician, will discuss the fascinating subject of 18th-century medicine.

Special appearances include 18th century balladeer Linda Russel, the Gratto Variety Show—that delights crowds with juggling, stilt-walking and other amazing feats of daring—and Rural Felicity, who will regale the crowd with the Fife & Drum.

In addition, visitors can play Historic Cherry Hill’s “Hudson River Trading Game,” or visit the “Hands-On History” tent where children and their families may enjoy signing the Declaration of Independence with quill pens, crafts, and playing with colonial games and toys.

Schuyler Mansion will be available for Open House (self-guided) tours from noon to 4:00 p.m. free of charge. Free Stewarts Shops ice cream and a reading of the Declaration of Independence will round out the holiday. Please note: street parking only.

Schuyler Mansion is located at 32 Catherine Street in Albany’s historic South End and was the 18th-century home of Revolutionary War Major-General Philip Schuyler (1733-1804) and his family. The mansion is open for guided tours Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (through Oct 29th). For further information, please visit www.parks.ny.gov or find us on social media.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 62 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $1.9 billion in economic activity annually to the state and supports 20,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.


July 4
11:00 am - 4:00 pm