The Historic Van Schaick Mansion
Built Circa 1735, Cohoes, NY
Chapter House for Gen. Peter Gansevoort Chapter NSDAR
The Van Schaick Mansion is one of the most historic homes in New York State with a rich history that is tied to both the French and Indian War & the American Revolution. Built circa 1735, the house was used as military headquarters for a number of English generals during the French and Indian War. During the American Revolution the mansion once again served as military headquarters and was inhabited by Generals Schuyler, Gates, Poor, St. Clair and Colonels Morgan, Gansevoort and Arnold while formulating the plans for the battle of Saratoga. In the days leading up to the battle some 5,000 Continental soldiers were garrisoned around the mansion. Due to the historic significance of this venue, the Van Schaick Mansion was named to the National Register of Historical Places in 1970 and the New York State Revolutionary War Heritage Trail in 2008.