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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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Tours

The house is available for guided tours Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend, Wed- Sun. The site grounds may be enjoyed throughout the year from dawn to dusk.

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

  • Guided tours are available Friday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm for the month of October. Tours by reservation only for the month of November. The site will be closed from December 1st, 2022 through Memorial Day, 2023.  

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.


  • 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

Guided Tours of Herkimer Mansion


Guided tours are available Friday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm for the month of October. Tours by reservation only for the month of November. The site will be closed from December 1st, 2022 through Memorial Day, 2023.  

Sat 03 Dec
Palatines and Presents: An 18th Century Christmas Celebration
Saturday, December 3, 2022 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
Please join us for an 18th century Christmas program that highlights the cultural traditions of the Palatine Germans who settled in the Mohawk Valley. This even includes an 18th century German Foodways program, an 18th century German beer program, craft activities, house tours, caroling...and perhaps a visit from Belsnikel!!
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2023 01:00 PM
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
Please join us for a two-mile trek on the Erie Canal Trek and enjoy the magic of nature in the winter season! ? Please dress for the weather. Feel welcome to wear snowshoes! For more information please call (315)823-0398.

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Amenities Information

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