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Herkimer Home State Historic Site

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

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.
  • 2019 Season: 5/25/19 - 9/2/19 Wed-Sun 
    Guided Tours - Wednesday- Sunday
    Group Tours and Programs - available by appointment

    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
Wed 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 01:00 PM
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
(315) 823-0398

Join us for the first ever First Day Hike at Herkimer Home State Historic Site! We'll trek down the trail by the historic Erie Canal, where you can enjoy the splendor of winter wildlife and take in the natural scenery of the local forest. Easy 3 mile hike starts at 1pm at the Herkimer Home Visitor Center. Pre-registration not required. All ages and leashed pets welcome. For more information please call 315-823-0398.

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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