All sites are open, and appointments are required for the Library

Mabee Farm Historic Site

The oldest farm in the Mohawk Valley (1705), Mabee Farm Historic Site offers visitors today vibrant educational and recreational opportunities. With its deep history and riverside beauty, it’s the perfect place to explore the Mohawk Valley.

Walk across weathered pine floors in the home of 18th century settlers. Say hello to our resident farm animals. Ogle the hand-pegged Dutch Barn (1760s) or just meander through our orchards, gardens, and forest trails. Tied to the dock or parked behind the Dutch Barn sit our reproduction 18th century bateaux, giving visitors an idea of how goods were shipped up and down the river when Schenectady was America’s frontier.

Mabee Farm is also home year-round to interactive exhibitions, lecture series, workshops, and school programs plus extensive historical collections.

A virtual map of Mabee Farm is available here.

Winter Hours: Through March 31, 2023 we are open Fridays and Saturdays with tours at 11am and 3pm.

Admission: $10; children, students (with ID), and SCHS members free

Group Visits: For larger families and special groups, please book in advance.

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

Nature Trails: Our nature trails loop through one mile of forest, and feature abundant wildlife, diverse plants, a pond, and access to a small beach on the Mohawk River.


1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150


Winter Hours: Through April 30, 2023 we are open Fridays and Saturdays with tours at 11am and 3pm.


In the large lot