The Schuyler House

The Schuyler House (HM5XJ)

Location: Schuylerville, NY 12871 Saratoga County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 5.724', W 73° 34.958'

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". . . we passed Hudson's river, and encamped in the plains of Saratoga, at which place there is a handsome and commodious dwelling-house . . .", so wrote an officer of British General John Burgoyne's invading army in September, 1777. The "dwelling house" - the country home of wealthy landowner Philip Schuyler - appears in this map, based on one drawn by an English Army engineer.

Less than a month later, his army reeling in defeat, Burgoyne ordered the house burned so that the Americans could not use it for cover. Despite this precaution, the proud Burgoyne was forced to surrender his army on October 17, 1777, in a field not far from the smoldering ruins.

Within weeks, Schuyler was ". . . earnestly engaged in building me a house at this place . . .". By the end of November, 1777, the present building was completed - possibly built, in part, upon the foundation of the old "dwelling-house".

The present Schuyler House has been carefully restored to its 1787-1804 appearance.
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HM NumberHM5XJ
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Placed BySaratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 2:22am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 615349 N 4772383
Decimal Degrees43.09540000, -73.58263333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 5.724', W 73° 34.958'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 5' 43.44" N, 73° 34' 57.48" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1070 US-4, Schuylerville NY 12871, US
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