Little Falls, NY 13365
Visit the Georgian-style mansion that was the home to courageous Revolutionary War hero, General Nicholas Herkimer. He completed construction of his mansion about 1764 in the Mohawk Valley frontier. General Herkimer’s place in history was assured in 1777.
Herkimer was en route to help defend Fort Stanwix when he and his men were ambushed by British-allied Loyalists and Iroquois at Oriskany. Although seriously wounded in the leg, Herkimer kept command during the fierce combat. After the battle, Herkimer was carried home and his leg was amputated 10 days later. Infection had already spread and hours later, when Herkimer died reading from his Bible, he was immediately regarded a martyr to the cause of American freedom, and his home became a shrine. Visitors to Herkimer Home today will marvel at the grandness of this Georgian-style mansion that once stood on the colonial frontier. The unspoiled landscape, including the Herkimer family burial ground, is remarkably unchanged from that of the 18th century.
Visit to learn the accounting of unusual sightings and sounds that still occur today. Reports of ghostly voices, footsteps and doors shutting are heard throughout the mansion. A tour guide has reported that a candlestick flew across the room. There is also a strange mist seen in the cemetery.
Opportunities for visitors:
Prescheduled investigations and guided haunted history tours available by appointment during operating season.
Days/times of operation:
Friday and Saturday: Hourly from 10AM to 4PM
Sunday: Hourly from 1 to 4 PM
*Schedule may change due to special programs of group tours
12 and under: Free