Historical Locations

There are many attractions in the Mohawk Valley highlighting our historic role in the settling of the country.

General Herkimer State Historic Site General Herkimer at the battle of Oriskany

The General Herkimer State Historic Site near Little Falls on Route 5S, pays homage to Herkimer County's namesake and Revolutionary War hero, General Nicholas Herkimer. His home is open to visitors in the Spring through the Autumn and the site stages a number of Revolutionary War era-based special events throughout the season.

 

The Erie CanalErie Canal

The Erie Canal, the State's oldest man-made trade route, winds through the Mohawk Valley. Lock 17 in Little Falls is considered to be one of the 
highest lift locks in the world and definitely worth visiting. Its scenic surroundings add to the beauty of any stops along the canal. 

Historical Sites

Herkimer County and the Mohawk Valley are steeped in history echoing back to the early French, English and Palatine German settlers. Take a trip through our historic past by visiting the following:

Historical Societies