Cohoes in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Van Schaick Mansion
In 1777, this mansion was the headquarters for the Northern Department of the Continental Army, and the site where the victorious Saratoga Campaign was planned.
Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
Erected by New York State.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
Location. 42° 46.069′ N, 73° 41.205′ W. Marker is in Cohoes, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of Van Schaick Avenue and Railroad Drive, on the right when traveling west on Van Schaick Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cohoes NY 12047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Van Schaick Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Van Schaick Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Schaick Burial Plot (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Van Schaick (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Camp Van Schaick Van Schaick Island (approx. 0.3 miles away); Continental Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away); Knickerbacker Toll Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cohoes.
More about this marker. The marker features a map of New York State with Revolutionary War Heritage Trail Sites indicated. It has a caption of “The Revolutionary War Heritage Trail links historic sites that tell the story of New York’s decisive role in America’s fight for independence.”
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.