The Ten Broeck Mansion was built in 1797-98 for General Abraham Ten Broeck and his wife, Elizabeth Van Rensselaer. The home is a Federal-style house with sloping lawns and formal gardens. The mansion, named Prospect, commanded a sweeping view of the Hudson River and its daily traffic of barges and schooners along the busy trade route. Theodore Olcott purchased the residence in 1848 and renamed it Arbour Hill, after the surrounding area which today is an Albany neighborhood known by the name Arbor Hill. In 1948, after 100 years of Olcott family ownership, the Mansion was presented by the heirs of Robert Olcott to the Albany County Historical Association.
Season and Hours OpenOpen for tours May – December Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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Identify And Describe The Management Organization
The 213-year-old Ten Broeck Mansion is the headquarters of the Albany County Historical Association (ACHA), a non-profit state-chartered organization that helps preserve and explain the history and heritage of New York's Capital Region. The association owns and operates the Ten Broeck Mansion -- designated by New York State as a "historic house museum" -- and its programs, and is active in the community as an educational entity and catalyst for historic preservation.
Additional Notes And Comments
The Mansion may be rented for a private event such as a wedding, reception or party.