SCHUYLERVILLE — The historic Marshall House at 136 Route 4 North in Schuylerville will be open on Sunday, Aug. 1 as part of the Village’s Turning Point Parade celebration.
The house played an important role in the area’s Revolutionary War history, serving as a field hospital for the British troops and the German soldiers who fought with them in the Saratoga campaign. The family of the German General Friedrich Riedesel had accompanied Burgoyne to the battlefront.
The Baroness Frederika Riedesel (as portrayed by Debbie Bailey) will greet visitors and tell the story of how she with her three children endured bombardment at the Marshall House during the American siege during the Battles of Saratoga in 1777. Docents will explain details of the historic house.
Visitors will be limited to groups of fifteen in 45-minute sessions at 2:30, 3:15, 4 and 4:45 p.m. There will be valet parking at the house. While admission is free, a donation of $10 per person is suggested to further the educational outreach of The Marshall House. Registration is required. To register, go to www.themarshallhouse.org and click on Special Event Sunday, August 1 on the home page.