Places of Interest nearby
Location address: United States, Schenectady
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The Mabee House at the Mabee Farm Historic Site is the oldest house still standing in the Mohawk Valley. It is located in the town of Rotterdam, N. Y., in the hamlet of Rotterdam Junction, New York, along New York State Highway 5S, about six miles (10 km) west of the city of Schenectady. The oldest building on the property is the stone house. It was in the Mabee Family for almost three centuries. The original 9-acre (3.6 ha) property, including the house, inn, brick building, a family cemetery and more, was donated to the Schenectady County Historical Society on January 29, 1993. An H-bent frame Dutch barn, dating from the 1760s, was acquired from the Nilson family in 1997, moved from Johnstown, N.Y., restored, and re erected at the Mabee Farm Historic Site. Various educational programs and events are now offered to the public there. In 2007 the neighboring 27 acres was added to the property. That is where the new George E. Franchere Education Center was built in 2011.