Welcome to the Mabee Farm Historic Site, the oldest standing home in the Mohawk Valley. This 300+ year old Dutch farm is set along the beautiful banks of the Mohawk River on Route 5S in Rotterdam Junction, NY.
George E. Franchere, the last family owner, gave the Mabee Farm to the Schenectady County Historical Society in 1993, along with furnishings, heirlooms, and family papers, many of which are on display.
As was Mr. Franchere's intention, the Schenectady County Historical Society is continuing to develop the farm site as a museum and educational center for the community and holds Colonial events, workshops, tours and educational programs which reflect the historical significance of this early Mohawk River farmstead. Added in 2011 is the new George E. Franchere Education Center which allows the site to remain open year round. The new center has exhibits, lectures, workshops, book signings, programs and a wonderful gift shop with historic toys, books, jewelry, and unique items not found in local shops.