Herkimer Home State Historic Site 

Little Falls, NY
(315) 823-0398

2013 Season 5/10/13 - 09/02/13

     Tour SEASON OPEN May 23 

Is Herkimer Home Haunted?

We invite you to join Central New York Ghost Hunters, Herkimer Home Staff and volunteers for this exclusive 2 hour paranormal investigation of this famous historic site. Central New York Ghost Hunters focus on educating the public on paranormal activity, communication, and debunking.

The 2 hour Ghost Hunting Investigation will be held on Saturday, June 13. Groups will leave the Visitor Center every 30 minutes from 6pm to 10pm. The Hunt is recommended for ages 8 and older. The family-friendly hunts leave at 6pm, 6:30pm, and 7pm.  Group size is limited.  Tickets are $15 per person and all proceeds will go to Herkimer Home. Make your reservation now!

See Event Calendar for more details.

Email Karen.Sheckells@parks.ny.gov to make a reservation.


New Donation to Herkimer Home State Historic Site! 

The Citizen Soldier and The Hard Working Wife
     by Donna Veeder

Local Artist, Donna Veeder, designed and painted two photo stations for the site.  These are extra special because Donna used her own history to create the story behind each figure.

She named the boy figure the "Citizen Soldier" because the men who lived here in the Valley were first farmers and then soldiers. When the war was over they went home to farm. Donna married Nicholas Schermerhorn Veeder from Schenectady, NY and relocated to the valley. The Veeder family land in Fonda was from a land grant from the King of Holland. The first two Veeders arrived in 1632 and were fur traders. Her husband's paternal grandmother was of the Brandt and Mabie families of Tribe's Hill. 
   Donna named the girl figure " Hard Working Wife" because she knows that she was! Donna and her husband lived on a farm near Van Hornesville and raised cattle and gardened for over 50 years. They first hayed in the old manner with forks by hand. They would pitch the loose hay up onto a high wagon. They had over forty cats at one time. Donna was called the Cat Lady by her neighbors because the kitties followed her everywhere she went, like a long tail. She added the yellow cat to her figure! They also had an old burl bowl made by the Native Americans, as her family story went, like the one the figure is carrying. Donna knows how hard she must have worked alongside her husband and children.


              Sunday, Aug 31
                1:00 to 4:00pm

Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon of old-fashioned fun! 
This program is free and open to the public. Rain or shine

Herkimer Home State Historic Site Colonial Kids!

Summer Programs for children

Wednesdays at 10am & 2pm


Join us for a fun-filled 45 min. program.
 No reservations required.
$1.00 per child


July 1- Colonial fun: Toys & Games on the Frontier

July 8- Exploring Native Mohawk Critters
  ** July 15- No program-it's history camp week       

July 23- Colonial Cooking

July 29-Muster with the Militia: Learn a militia drill

August 5- Colonial Crafts:
August 12- Colonial Music

August 19-Native Americans: Games and Stories

August 26-Colonial Medicine


Schedule subject to change

Cathy Miller Floral Arrangement Winner

is Maureen Culbert!

Herkimer Home NYS Historic Site thanks all that supported this fundraiser for the historic kitchen garden.