The 56th Historic Stockade Walkabout is Saturday September 23, 2017, 11am to 5pm. New York State’s first Historic District invites all to this bi-annual opportunity to step inside historic homes. One of the houses open this year is the Hendrick Brouwer house, which dates back 300 years. The house was recently donated to the Schenectady County Historical Society by the Kindl family. The Walkabout will feature music and costumed characters, new exhibits at the Schenectady County Historical Society, guided walking tours and more. Come visit this unique urban neighborhood featuring more than 40 pre-Revolutionary houses and architectural styles that include Dutch Colonial, Georgian, Federal and Victorian. Enjoy a fall view of gardens and other ever-changing vistas in this Capital region treasure on the Mohawk River, called The Stockade.
Robert Yates House , oldest house in Schenectady, 109 Union St. has been added to the 2017 Stockade Walkabout. This owner of Dutch Colonial exterior, has opened 1727 rooms for the first time in 20 years. Be sure to get your tickets now for the September 23 event, click here Tickets for information about purchasing tickets online and at participating community outlets.
2017 Walkabout houses open on September 23rd
For photos and descriptions click here Walkabout Stops
4 Cucumber Alley, second floor home
27 North St, restored flood damaged home
11 Ingersoll Ave, one of three restored two family homes, by Urban Initiatives.
216 ½ Union St. narrowest house
108 Union St, old Courthouse
109 Union St. oldest house in Schenectady
10 N. Church St, second floor apartment
14 N. Church St, Brouwer Rosa house, other oldest house and recent gift to Schenectady County Historical Society.
Tour will also include several current and past dig sites by SUNY SCCC Community Archaeology Program as well as Civic Players, three churches and our YWCA neighbor.