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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

Situated overlooking the Mohawk River, this Georgian-style mansion was home to General Nicholas Herkimer. Construction of his residence on the colonial frontier was completed around 1764. General Herkimer's place in history was assured in 1777 when he assembled 800 militiamen, supported by 60 allied Oneida warriors, and marched to defend Ft. Stanwix against a British siege. Considered to be a significant turning point in the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Oriskany, fought on August 6, 1777, has been described as one of the bloodiest battles of the war. Although wounded in the leg, Herkimer kept command during the fierce combat. After the battle he was carried home where he died 10 days later from complications following the amputation of his leg. Herkimer's estate was home to many over the years, including his family, enslaved people who helped run the estate, soldiers encamped during the war, and neighbors seeking refuge from the fighting in the Mohawk Valley. During the 1800's the property saw much change as the first the Erie Canal, and later the railroad, cut across it. Today the site can easily be reached from the highway, river or Canalway Trail. Visitors are invited to tour the mansion and view the visitor center exhibits; and also explore the grounds to discover General Herkimer's final resting place, a recreated kitchen garden, remnants of an Erie Canal lock, and scenic views of the Mohawk River.

Hours of Operation

  • Grounds open daily from dawn until dusk. 
    Guided tours available Memorial Day through Labor Day each season.

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
    Children under 12 are free.

    For more information, to check tour times, availability, or make reservations, please call 315-823-0398
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Free
Sat 05 Dec
Herkimer Home Holiday Celebration (Canceled)
Saturday, December 5, 2020 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
(315) 823-0398

Herkimer Home's Holiday Event For 2020 Has Been Canceled.
Fri 01 Jan
First Day Hike: Herkimer Home State Historic Site
Friday, January 1, 2021 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
(315) 823-0398

On Friday, January 1st, from 12-4 and Saturday, January 2nd, from 10-4, visitors are encouraged to hike the towpath. The self-guided, two mile round trip hike will be pre-marked, so that it is easily navigated by visitors. Every hour on the hour, there will be a brief tour of the first floor of General Herkimer's mansion. Visitors must stay with their own groups during the mansion tour, and a maximum of three guests at a time will be permitted into the mansion. Visitors must complete a sign in sheet with name and contact information upon arrival. Restroom facilities will be open to hikers.
Sat 02 Jan
First Day Hike: Herkimer Home State Historic Site
Saturday, January 2, 2021 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
(315) 823-0398

On Friday, January 1st, from 12-4 and Saturday, January 2nd, from 10-4, visitors are encouraged to hike the towpath. The self-guided, two mile round trip hike will be pre-marked, so that it is easily navigated by visitors. Every hour on the hour, there will be a brief tour of the first floor of General Herkimer's mansion. Visitors must stay with their own groups during the mansion tour, and a maximum of three guests at a time will be permitted into the mansion. Visitors must complete a sign in sheet with name and contact information upon arrival. Restroom facilities will be open to hikers.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Costumed Interpreters
  • Demonstrations
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area
  • Re-enactments
  • Tours
  • Visitor Center (Accessible)