Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

  • Hours of Operation

    Schoharie Crossing’s Visitor Center and Museum on Schoharie Street season begins May 3rd, 2023. The hours will be Wednesday through Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday’s 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

    The Schoharie Creek Aqueduct Boat Launch and Picnic Area is closed for the winter and spring due to construction. Yankee Hill Lock Picnic Area remains open at 550 Queen Anne Rd, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
  • Fees and Admission

    There is no admission fee however some fees apply for special events, educational services, tours and the use of picnic areas.

    $3 per person for guided tours (available by reservation)
    Contact the site for Student Group rates and options. Outreach program rates and topics are available by request.”

  • Weather


Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the Erie Canal as one of the 19th century’s greatest commercial and engineering projects. The Visitor Center exhibit traces the history of the Erie Canal and its impact on the growth of New York State and the nation.

Within the site’s boundaries are many structures dating from the three eras of the canal’s development. At the eastern end of the site is the Putnam Lock Stand at Yankee Hill that houses an exhibit on Erie Canal stores. The site’s largest structure is the remains of the Schoharie Aqueduct, which carried the water of the Enlarged Erie Canal over the Schoharie Creek.

Schoharie Crossing is also the location of 18th century Fort Hunter and the Lower Castle Mohawk village. See artifacts from that portion of our history on display at the Visitor Center.

Stop into the Visitor Center to orient yourself to the site, check out the exhibit space and gift shop.

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site offers educational outreach programs as well as an on-site school field trips and special events.

Pavilion Information

Schoharie Crossing has three event tents (approximately 20’x 20′) available. Prices range from $50 to $75 and can accommodate up to 25 people. Please check availability and request special use permit information by contacting the site before reserving on

NOTICE: Portions of the site will be closed for construction beginning November 1st for work to stabilize the historic aqueduct and the need to use significant sections as a staging area. Our lovely Yankee Hill Picnic Area remains open at 550 Queen Anne Rd, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Thank you for your cooperation.

Check back soon for upcoming events.
Suggest a museum or gallery

Table of Contents

Photo Gallery