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2019 Knick at Night and Souper Dinner

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Cost: $10 Souper Dinner; $8 Ghost Tour

Come and join us for Knickerbocker Mansion’s annual Halloween fun!

Take a guided tour of the candlelit Mansion and enjoy theatrical vignettes of five historic characters, performed by our local Ghosts, who come out once a year to entertain us and tell their stories! This year, we’ll be entertained by the Spirits of:

Colonel John Knickerbocker, a Schaghticoke farmer and soldier of the French & Indian War and Revolutionary War

Private Joseph Gray of the New Hampshire Militia

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton . . . yes, she was the wife of Alexander Hamilton

Mrs. Hoxey, a local Quaker with a most interesting story to tell

Helen Knickerbocker, the wife of Thomas Knickerbocker, a bridge builder of the mid 1800’s


Enjoy large steaming mugs of delicious soup served with cornbread, bread and butter, pies and cookies along with hot coffee and tea. A SOUPER dinner to fortify you before or restore you after the Ghostly Mansion Tour!


  • Souper Dinner $10.00
  • Ghost Tours of the Mansion $8.00

The Knickerbocker Mansion – Knickerbocker Historical Society is a 501 C 3 charitable organization and ALL fundraising money goes directly into the preservation and restoration of the Knickerbocker Mansion. The Knickerbocker Mansion is the most significant historic building in upper Rensselaer County, located in the area of the Hoosic River Valley and Tomhannock Creek. Built by Johannes and Elizabeth Knickerbocker in the 1780’s, the Mansion’s architecture is of a rare Middle Age style.

Come to the spot where the Knickerbocker’s lived since the early 1700s and where the Witenagemot Oak Peace Tree was planted in 1676 signaling peace between the Indians, New York’s Governor Andros and the European settlers.


  • October 25 and 26, 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Souper Dinner (5:00pm-9:00pm); Ghost Tours (6:00pm-9:00pm)

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