Visitors Center

Schuyler’s Canal Park
Red’s Road & Ferry Street
Schuylerville, NY 12871
(518) 695-4159

Director: Kristina Saddlemire
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WELCOME!

After the Revolution, Schuylerville began to expand. To fulfill one of General Schuyler’s ideas, the Champlain Canal was constructed in 1823 to bring eastern goods to the then west (western New York State and parts of Ohio).

A large trade in timber products continued as did the making of paper. At one time, Schuylerville could boast that the largest wallpaper printing plant in the world was here.

As times changed, so did the needs and demands of the people. The small railroads moved a large fabric mill that pioneered in day care for children, medical coverage, education and housing, left, as did much of the other manufacturing.

Now Schuylerville and its neighbors look on beautiful horse farms, agriculture and dairy production. Its splendid sites, from the Saratoga National Historical Park, the Home of General Schuyler and the beautiful Saratoga Monument (said to be “one of the finest of its kind” in the 1880’s) have been serving the public for many years. Today, there are many ways to visit Schuylerville. Gone are the rough roads of yesterday. Well maintained roads, a busy traffic in boats from pleasure to freight make their way from Canada to Florida.

The relationship to surrounding places, like Saratoga Springs for racing and the waters, to Albany, state capital for arts and history, Lake George for boating and sight seeing and Lake Champlain, a vast lake that served as the birthplace of the American Navy and is enjoyed by thousands each year.

Schuylerville offers more than a look at history. It provides a great deal to see and do and things you might need to make your visit a happy one.

Volunteers needed for the visitor center

The Schuylerville Visitor’s Center is in need of Volunteers. Volunteers for the center welcome tourists and neighbors into our community. They provide information on historic sites, local businesses, and our community.

The only qualification necessary to volunteer is that you enjoy working with the public. Training and guide books will be provided for all other purposes. Support our community and join friends, family, and others who share an enthusiasm for America’s Most Historic Village.

Volunteers are especially needed on Monday and Tuesdays from 10am – 4pm. They are also needed on an on-call basis and to assist with special events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kristina Saddlemire, Historian for the Village of Schuylerville and Visitor’s Center Director.
584-8960 or historian@villageofschuylerville.org