Schuyler Mansion was home to Philip J. Schuyler, who was a renowned Revolutionary War general, US Senator, and business entrepreneur. His wife, Catharine Van Rensselaer, was born from a very powerful Dutch family. Together they raised eight children in this home.
The home was built overlooking the Hudson River originally on 80 acres of land. The land once included an orchard, a formal garden, and a working farm…. a vast difference from what our South end is now.
The Schuyler family occupied the Mansion from 1763 to 1804. If not just for the affluent residences, the mansion was also the site of military strategizing, political hobnobbing, and elegant social affairs. Most famous was the wedding of daughter Elizabeth Schuyler to Alexander Hamilton that took place in the house in 1780.
I was only able to obtain some photographs from behind locked gates but will definitely return to enjoy a guided tour.