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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

For program and event details, please visit http://www.HerkimerHomeAcademy.org  

Hours of Operation

  • The site grounds may be enjoyed throughout the year from dawn to dusk.
  • 2016 Season: 5/28/16 - 9/5/16 Wed-Sun 
    Guided Tours - Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    Group Tours and Programs - available by appointment

    Hours:
    Wed-Sat 10am-5pm
    Sunday 1pm-5pm

    Open Monday Holidays (1pm-5pm)

Fees & Rates

Historic sites charge a vehicle use fee and/or admittance fee at various times and locations throughout the year. A list of fees is available below. For program fees or to verify information, please contact the site directly.

  • Admission
  • $4 Adults
    $3 Seniors/Students
    $3 per person, group
    $1 per student, group
    Children under 12 are free.
  • Day Use/Picnicking
  • Free

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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