Visitors to Mabee Farm Historic Site learn first-hand about the life of one of Schenectady County’s early families. In 1705 Jan Mabee purchased land from his neighbor and relocated his family from Schenectady to the beautiful riverside farm that still stands today. For nearly three hundred years, the Mabee family owned, worked, and lived on the land that now makes up the Mabee Farm Historic Site.
Today, visitors can walk in the footsteps of Jan and Annetje Mabee and their children in the original family home, try their hand at pulling weeds in the field garden, imagine threshing grain in the 1760s Nilsen Dutch Barn, or simply sit and watch the beautiful Mohawk River flow alongside the site. Tied to the dock or parked behind the Dutch Barn sit our reproduction 18th century bateaux, the De Sagar and the Bobbie G, giving visitors an idea of how goods were shipped up and down the river. The new George E. Franchere Educational Center, opened in October 2011, offers modern exhibit galleries, artifact storage, programming space, a catering kitchen, and staff offices.
If you have any questions relating to the exhibits on display at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, or are interested in learning more about programs and educational offerings offered on site, please email our Educator/Assistant Curator or call 518-887-5073.
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