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Mabee Farm Historic Site

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Address: 1100 Main Street (Route 5s), Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150

Phone: 518-887-5073

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM

Admission:
SCHS members: Free, unlimited access
Guided tour of historic buildings: $5.00
Self-guided access to exhibits: $5.00
Combined tour & exhibits: $8.00
Children: Free
Students, with valid identification: Free

Payment is accepted via cash, check, Visa, or Mastercard

Group Visits: For larger families and special groups, we recommend booking your tour or visit in advance by calling 518-887-5073.

Accessibility: The grounds, Franchere Education Center, and all historic buildings with the exception of the Brick House are wheelchair accessible.

Parking: A large parking lot adjoins the Franchere Education Center.

Directions: From Schenectady: Take I-890 towards Scotia to Exit 1A (Route 5S). The Farm is 2.7 miles on your right.From Amsterdam and West: Take NYS Thruway (I-90 East) towards NYC to Exit 26 toward Rotterdam Junction. Take Exit 1A to Route 5S. The Farm is 2.7 miles on your right.From Albany and East: Take NYS Thruway (I-90 West) towards Buffalo to Exit 25 (Schenectady). Take I-890 towards Scotia to Exit 1A (Route 5S). The Farm is 2.7 miles on your right.By Boat: The Mabee Farm is located on the south side of the Mohawk River about 1 mile east of Lock E-9 and four miles west of Lock E-8. Please contact us to ensure our dock is in the river.

Museum & Library (SCHS HQ)

Address: 32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12305

Phone: 518-374-0263

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM

Admission:

SCHS members: Free, unlimited access
Museum, adult: $5.00
Library, adult: $5.00
Museum, child: Free
Students, with valid identification: Free

Payment is accepted via cash, check, Visa, or Mastercard

Group Visits: For larger families and special groups, we recommend booking your tour or visit in advance by calling 518-374-0263.

Accessibility: The first floor of 32 Washington Avenue, including the library and the main floor of the museum, is wheelchair accessible; exhibits on the second floor of the museum are not currently wheelchair-accessible.

Parking: A small lot is directly beside the main entrance. Alternately, visitors can park in the YWCA lot next door.

Directions: From Albany and East: Take New York State Thruway (I-90 West) to exit 25 (I-890), Follow I-890 to exit 4C (Route 5 exit). Follow exit ramp and at light, go straight onto Washington Avenue. The Society is on the left at 32 Washington Avenue.From Amsterdam and West: Take New York State Thruway (I-90 East) towards New York City to Exit 26 to I-890 East. Follow I-890 to exit 4B (Erie Boulevard). Bear far to the left and follow signs to exit to Route 5. At the light, go straight onto Washington Avenue. The Society is on the left at 32 Washington Avenue.

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Closings

All Schenectady County Historical Society sites are closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday-Sunday), Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve.

Weather-Related Closings

SCHS occasionally closes if the weather is particularly bad. Please call ahead in the event of storms to ensure we are open!