On Monday, July 4th, 2022, Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site invites the public to attend an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration on the mansion grounds, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
There will be a variety of 18th century inspired activities that may be sampled throughout the afternoon, including demonstrations of candle-dipping, tin-smithing, and natural dying. “Dr. Stringer,” Philip Schuyler’s physician, will discuss the fascinating subject of 18th-century medicine.
Special appearances include the Gratto Variety Show, that delights crowds with juggling, stilt-walking and other amazing feats of daring, along with performances of the historic Punch & Judy Puppet Show, presented by the Punch Bowl Sister and, of course, Rural Felicity, who will regale the crowd with the Fife & Drum.
In addition, visitors can play Historic Cherry Hill's "Hudson River Trading Game," or visit the “Hands-On History” tent where children and their families may enjoy signing the Declaration of Independence with quill pens, crafts, and playing with colonial games and toys.
Schuyler Mansion will be available for Open House (self-guided) tours from noon to 4:00 p.m. free of charge. Free Stewarts Shops ice cream, and a reading of the Declaration of Independence will round out the holiday. Please note: street parking only.