HISTORICAL SITE DETAILS

Herkimer Home State Historic Site

Little Falls, New York

This Georgian-style mansion was the home of courageous Revolutionary War hero, General Nicholas Herkimer. He began construction of his mansion about 1764 in the Mohawk Valley frontier. General Herkimer's place in history was assured in 1777 when, en route to help defend Fort Stanwix, he and his men were ambushed by Iroquois and British-allied Loyalists 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 unskillfully amputated. Hours later, Herkimer died reading from his Bible, and was immediately regarded as 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 mansion that once stood on the colonial frontier. The unspoiled landscape, including the Herkimer family burial ground, is remarkably unchanged from its 18th century appearance.

200 State Route 169
Little Falls, New York 13365
315-823-0398

Hours of Operation

Open mid-May through October, Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Also open on Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during July and August. Open on Mondays that are holidays.

Herkimer Home
Accomodations
Visitor Experiences

Gift Shop
Group Tours
Hiking/Biking Trail
Museum
Picnic Area
Visitors Center