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Mabee Farm Closed

Mabee Farm will be closed on 9/24 due to the Stockade Walkabout at our other sites.

Stockade Walkabout 2022

  The Walkabout is a house tour, a celebration of our great neighborhood and a major fundraiser for the Stockade Association and Schenectady County Historical Society. Save this special Saturday in September in the Stockade as a day to relax, listen to some great music, chat with friends and costumed characters all while strolling through three centuries of our fabulous history in New York’s oldest registered historic district! This will be our 58th year of these Walkabouts, starting way back in the 1950s. Several neighbors have graciously agreed to open the interior of their homes to neighbors and visitors and tell secrets of the architecture and stories of the families that lived in them. This year’s Walkabout will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance of the day, $25 on the day of the event, and $10 for students on the day of the event. The Stockade Walkabout is presented by the Stockade Association and the Schenectady County Historical Society with proceeds benefiting Stockade preservation and beautification and SCHS programs, buildings and its mission. We already have seven wonderful homes on the tour: 25 Washington Avenue, a grand 1820’s vintage house 205 Union Street, many interesting artifacts uncovered in the renovation of this 1700’s house 32 Front Street, after many years of very hard work, a very early brimming with history house 125 North College, a quaint Greek Revival worker's cottage 17 Front Street (built 1760; former home of Joseph C. Yates, 1st mayor of Schenectady, NYS senator, State supreme court justice and 7th governor of NY) 17 Front St Apt 1 17 North Ferry Street, the rear was built c. 1719 as a smithy by Jan Mabie family. The front was built c. 1768 by Myndert Wemple. From 1955, the home of architects Feibes & Schmitt who designed interior in Mid-century Modern style. Additional venues: First Reformed Church First Presbyterian Church Schenectady County Historical Society Brouwer House Creative St George's Church YWCA Schenectady Civic Playhouse Stockade Inn