Schoharie, NY 12157
The Old Stone Fort was built as a church in 1772, fortified during the American Revolution in 1777 and attacked by British forces in 1780. Surrounded by a cemetery and filled with thousands of historical artifacts, it is no surprise that numerous paranormal encounters and experiences have been reported by visitors and staff.
Guests have reported feeling a presence try to stop them from going upstairs, hearing a woman scream from the tower, and even seeing apparitions in the doorway to the library. It’s also not unusual to hear footsteps on the second floor when no one is up there. When SyFy’s “Ghost Hunters” visited, they heard the organ begin to play by itself.
Opportunities for visitors:
Self-guided museum visits May through October, guided ghost tours (no minimum) and group tours (10 or more participants) with advance notice, ghost hunts available by reservations.
Days/times of operation:
Open May through October, Mon-Sat 10 AM – 5 PM, Sundays Noon-5
$7 for adults, $6 Seniors, $2 age 5-17. Group rates and custom programs available.
Handicap Accessible:YES – Certain areas/floors limited
TV shows aired on:
SyFy’s “Ghost Hunters” – Ghost of Christmas Past