Herkimer Home State Historic Site

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Herkimer House
Herkimer House 2009.jpg
House of Nicholas Hermiker, 2009
Herkimer Home State Historic Site is located in New York
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
Location Near NY 5 S., Danube, New York
Coordinates 43°1′40″N 74°48′52″W / 43.02778°N 74.81444°W / 43.02778; -74.81444Coordinates: 43°1′40″N 74°48′52″W / 43.02778°N 74.81444°W / 43.02778; -74.81444
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

Services and activities[edit]

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

Attempted closure[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  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[edit]

Media related to Herkimer Home State Historic Site at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Herkimer House at Wikimedia Commons