Description - Home of the Revolutionary War hero, General Nicholas Herkimer, this Georgian-style mansion has remained remarkably unchanged from the 18th century. Visitors are invited for group tours with advance notification, and guided tours from mid-May through mid-October, Wednesday-Sunday.
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Herkimer Home State Historic Site
- Visit the Georgian-style mansion that was the home to 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. Herkimer was en route to help defend Fort Stanwix when 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, 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.
Recreation - Herkimer Home State Historic Site offers audio-visual programs, demonstrations, educational services, manicured gardens, group tours, guided tours, interpretive signage, hiking, picnicking, scenic views, re-enactments and a visitor center / museum. The park is open mid-May through October, Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Admission is $3.00 adults, $2.00 NYS senior citizens, $1.00 children ages 5-12. Children under 5 are admitted free.
Climate - The historic site experiences average January temperatures from 18 degrees to above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-8 to above -6 degrees Celsius). It is important to note that this area receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in the nation. Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (around 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 inches to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. The heaviest precipitation is received in the region's northeast segment.
Herkimer Home State Historic Site is located south of Little Falls off SR 5S.