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Herkimer Home State Historic Site

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Address
200 State Route 169
Little Falls, NY 13365
Latitude 43.025497
Longitude -74.820488

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Visit the Georgian-style mansion that was the home to courageous Revolutionary War hero, General Nicholas Herkimer. He completed construction of his mansion about 1764 in the Mohawk Valley frontier. General Herkimer's place in history was assured in 1777. Herkimer was en route to help defend Fort Stanwix when he and his men were ambushed by British-allied Loyalists and Iroquois at Oriskany. Although seriously wounded in the leg, Herkimer kept command during the fierce combat. After the battle, Herkimer was carried home and his leg was amputated 10 days later. Infection had already spread and hours later, when Herkimer died reading from his Bible, he was immediately regarded a martyr to the cause of American freedom, and his home became a shrine. Visitors to Herkimer Home today will marvel at the grandness of this Georgian-style mansion that once stood on the colonial frontier. The unspoiled landscape, including the Herkimer family burial ground, is remarkably unchanged from that of the 18th century.

Don't miss these popular destinations within Herkimer Home or the grounds: 
   - Erie Canal 
   - Visitor Center Exhibits and Audio Tour 
   - Gift Shop 
   - 18th Century Kitchen Garden and Living Laboratory 
   - Blue Water's bird watching area 
   - Canalway Trail

Hours of Operation

  • The site grounds may be enjoyed throughout the year from dawn to dusk.
  • 2018 Season: 5/26/18 - 9/3/18 Wed-Sun 
    Guided Tours - Wednesday- Sunday
    Group Tours and Programs - available by appointment

    Hours:
    Wed-Sun 10am-5pm

    Open Monday Holidays (1pm-5pm)

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • Admission
  • $4 Adults
    $3 Seniors/Students
    $3 per person, group
    $1 per student, group
    Children under 12 are free.
  • Day Use/Picnicking
  • Free
Sat 26 May
Militia Muster
Saturday, May 26, 2018 until Sunday, May 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
(315) 823-0398

Herkimer Home State Historic Site will open for the season on Saturday May 26th with a Militia Muster living history event. The muster will be held on Saturday and Sunday and will include demonstrations, guest speakers, and a taste of what life was like in 1773 for the newly formed Tryon County Militia. Demonstrations both days between 10 am and 4 pm will included African American foodways, Palatine German foodways, 18th Century trade bales, laundry, blacksmithing, medicine and medical practices, and chocolate. The Militia will provide drilling demonstrations at 11:00 am and 3:30 pm and there will be bateuax afloat on the Mohawk river with demonstrations at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. At 12:00 pm Colonel Wells will read the Militia Act and at 2:00 pm Anne Clothier will present Maladies, Medicine and Mortality: Disease in Upstate New York, 1750-1850.
Sun 03 Jun
Garden Fair
Sunday, June 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
(315) 823-0398

Come out to the Herkimer Home State Historic Site on Sunday June 3rd for an afternoon of arts and crafts, plants, soaps, honey, and local historical writings. Vendor list: • Herkimer County Historical Society • Cedar Hill Goats • Gardens by Sandra • Acadian Farm • Scrap Wood • The Root Farm
Sat 16 Jun
Wreath Laying Ceremony
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
(315) 823-0398

On Thursday, August 16th with the Daughters of the American Revolution we will be commemorating the life and death of General Nicolas Herkimer with their annual wreath laying ceremony.
Sat 30 Jun
Ghost Hunt
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
(315) 823-0398

On Saturday June 3rd Herkimer home state historic site will be hosting CNY Ghost hunters for a guided paranormal investigation. Event will be by reservation only, space is limited. Reservations will be taken after June 1st.
Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Costumed Interpreters
  • Educational Services
  • Gardens
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Museum/Visitors Center (Accessible)
  • Scenic Views (Accessible)
    • Activities
    • Audio-Visual Programs
    • Demonstrations
    • Group Tours
    • Guided Tours
    • Hiking
    • Historic House
    • Picnic Area
    • Re-enactments