New York State History Month


November 25th, 2017

Open House at The Marshall House


The Marshall House is a private residence. Visits by appointment.

Reservations can be made by email to or telephone 518-695-3765.

A suggested donation is 10 dollars per adult. Children free. Special conditions for groups.

Visitors are asked to park either on the grass on the east side of the road (200 feet) below The Marshall House or in the adjacent parking lot at Lock 5. Those who have difficult walking up the hill can be dropped off at the house before parking.

The Marshall House is a National Historic Place.

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Visitors can experience the ordeal in the very cellar wherein took refuge Baroness Frederika Riedesel with her three young daughters, other women, wounded and dying soldiers of the British Army during its catastrophic retreat ending in its surrender after the Battles of Saratoga.

The Baroness took refuge with her daughters beside this wall


That terrifying week will come back to life with the thirty minute reenactment by the Baroness relating her tribulation in those famous days.

Baroness Riedesel Reenactment by Debbie Bailey


While watching, visitors will be standing on a floor bloodstained by the wounded.

Bibliophiles will have an opportunity to view the first (1827) edition in English of the Baroness Riedesel's celebrated Journal.

The 1827 first edition in English of the Baroness Riedesel's Journal


Please, remember, reservations can be made by email to or telephone 518-695-3765.

General Philip Schuyler helps the Baroness and her daughters after they quit The Marshall House's cellar