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Mon 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Monday, January 1, 2024 01:00 PM
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
As we start the new year join in on Herkimer Home's first day hike! This year's hike will follow the two mile stretch of the old Eire Canal as it winds alongside the scenic Mohawk River. Bring appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. the trail may be snow covered, snowshoes are welcome. Meet at 200 NY-169, Little Falls NY, 13365.
Sun 03 Dec
Palatines and Presents: A German Christmas
Sunday, December 3, 2023 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
General Herkimer's colonial mansion will be decorated in an 18th century style for the holiday season. Historical interpreters will fill the home and provide living history vignettes showcasing how our forefathers celebrated the Christmas holidays! Be sure not to miss the German Foodways program in our museum hearth which will fill the air with the aromas of Christmas and holiday cheer. Warm up by the fire and celebrate a year gone by as you join in our celebrations just as the residents of the Mohawk Valley would have 250 years ago! Children in attendance are welcome to join in and craft their own Christmas ornaments with our interpretation staff and volunteers as they learn how to get in the holiday spirit of the 18th century. Make sure they have been good however...rumor has it, all these 18th century festivities have brought with it a figure from Christmas's past. The Belsnickle is expected to make his presence known as a part of our celebration with treats for those children who have remained good this past year and a holiday warning for those who have misbehaved...but don't worry, there is still time to heed his warnings and share in his treats! Don't miss out on this year's holiday celebration and join in the fun! Warm refreshments, and holiday cheer await you at this year's German Christmas celebration at Herkimer Home!

Standard site admission of $4 for adults and $3 for students/seniors will be charged; children 12 and under are free.