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The Schuyler Mansion was the residence of Philip J. Schuyler, renowned Revolutionary War general, US Senator, and business entrepreneur. He lived in the mansion together with his wife, Catharine Van Rensselaer, who was a descendant of an affluent and powerful Dutch family like Philip Schuyler. The couple had eight children.

This historic mansion stood as a Georgian structure that reflected the English tastes of Schuyler. It originally occupied an 80-acre property that featured an orchard, formal garden, and a working farm. It served as a site for military strategizing, political hobnobbing, and elegant social affairs, aside from being a family residence. It was also the venue for the wedding ceremony of Elizabeth Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton in 1780.

Today, the Schuyler Mansion is open to the public for guided tours, school tours, outreach programs, and orientation exhibition in the Visitor Center, telling visitors the life story of Philip Schuyler. The Museum also offers temporary exhibitions and public programs throughout the year. It also provides a fine venue for special events.
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