Herkimer Home State Historic Site Exterior back view. Photo by Sarah Rogers.

An October visit to the Herkimer Home State Historic Site

A visit to the Herkimer Home State Historic Site recently has us already looking forward to December’s annual Herkimer Home Christmas Program. Nestled in the heart of the Mohawk Valley, the Herkimer Home State Historic Site stands as a window into the past, offering visitors a glimpse of colonial life and the fascinating history of the American Revolution. The beautiful brick mansion overlooking the Mohawk River, once home to General Nicholas Herkimer, provides a captivating journey through time, immersing visitors in the rich heritage of New York State.

So many stories to tell

The staff at the Herkimer Home Site has taken every care to present what it might have been like to live at the earliest beginnings of a new nation. In addition to the carefully curated artifacts in the mansion’s rooms, the stories the mansion’s historians share shed light on the Herkimer Home’s occupants through the centuries. Every detail, contributes to narrations that illuminate the long, deep history of the region going back to the 18th century. Visiting the Herkimer Home is a dynamic educational experience that really brings history to life.

This year’s garden at the front of the house overlooking the Mohawk River was still in bloom with rich colors. Each plant was carefully chosen to reflect what a garden might have looked like when the house was built. Just below the garden, would have been an early canal very close to where the bateau is located a little west of the garden.

View the photos from our visit and we’ll all look forward to the upcoming Christmas Program at the Herkimer Home coming in December. We will share details for this upcoming event as more information becomes available. Photographer: Sarah Rogers.