Herkimer Home State Historic Site

Herkimer Home State Historic Site

Herkimer House
House of Nicholas Hermiker, 2009
Herkimer Home State Historic Site is located in New York
Location Near NY 5 S., Danube, New York
Coordinates
Area 160 acres (65 ha)
Built 1750
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 71000539[1]
Added to NRHP February 12, 1971

Herkimer Home State Historic Site is a historic house museum in Herkimer County, New York, USA. Herkimer Home is in the north part of the Town of Danube, south of the Mohawk River.

The site is north of the New York State Thruway.

The home was built in 1764 by Nicholas Herkimer, who died there in 1777 from wounds suffered in the Battle of Oriskany. He is also buried there. In 1834, the house was owned by Nicholas Herkimer's nephew, John Herkimer.[2]

Monument to Nicholas Herkimer in the family's cemetery

Contents

  • Services and activities 1
  • Attempted closure 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Services and activities

Picnic area, Scenic views, Visitor Center, Tours, Re-enactments, Gardens, Hiking.

Attempted closure

In 2010, Democratic Governor David Paterson attempted to close the park due to budget cuts. Opposition to the closure was strong, and the park remained open.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ John G. Waite and Paul R. Huey, Herkimer House: An Historic Structure Report (New York State Historic Trust, 1972)
  3. ^ http://www.littlefallstimes.com/news/x1650247589/Herkimer-Home-on-state-chopping-block

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Herkimer Home State Historic Site (Official site), at NYS OPRHP
  • Herkimer home information
  • Herkimer Home, Danube, New York, in LandmarkSociety.org book