Saturday, September 28, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Schenectady, N.Y. - The Fall place to be in Schenectady is returning. The 53rd Stockade Walkabout, in New York State's first Historic District invites all to visit this unique urban neighborhood featuring more than 40 pre-Revolutionary houses and architectural styles that include Dutch Colonial, Georgian, Federal and Victorian. Eight homeowners will open their doors to visitors on Saturday, September 28th between 11am and 5pm to provide a view of interiors and history past and present.
This year's tour includes the interior of one of two Ellis mansions built in 1885 by Edward Ellis, president of American Locomotive (ALCO). Another 1870's Victorian style home features 14 foot ceilings, eight fireplaces and a brilliant leaded glass window recently restored with support from Schenectady Heritage Foundation and the Stockade Association. As in recent Walkabouts, the tour also includes another work in progress on N. Ferry St. The Walkabout offers visitors entertainment, and new exhibits at Schenectady County Historical Society, and a look at interiors of neighborhood churches. As part of the walk, visitors can enjoy a Fall view of gardens and other ever changing vistas in this regional treasure on the Mohawk River, called The Stockade.
Tickets are $20.00 and are currently on sale at several Schenectady outlets including Proctors Box Office, Open Door Bookstore, Schenectady County Historical Society and at Kulak's Nursery in Rexford or online at http://www.historicstockade.com/. Tickets can be purchased for $25.00 on September 28th at Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Ave, Schenectady. Proceeds from the tour benefit Stockade Association and Schenectady County Historical Society efforts to preserve and enhance Schenectady's historic treasures.
For more event information visit our website http://www.historicstockade.com/ or Facebook Stockade Walkabout 2013.