Herkimer Home State Historic Site

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Herkimer House
Herkimer House 2009.jpg
House of Nicholas Herkimer, 2009
Herkimer Home State Historic Site is located in New York
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
Herkimer Home State Historic Site is located in the United States
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
LocationNear NY 5 S., Danube, New York
Coordinates43°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
Area160 acres (65 ha)
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference #71000539[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 12, 1971

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

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]

Services and activities[edit]

Monument to Nicholas Herkimer in the family's cemetery

The site offers a picnic area, scenic views, a visitor center, tours, re-enactments, gardens, and 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]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ John G. Waite and Paul R. Huey, Herkimer House: An Historic Structure Report (New York State Historic Trust, 1972)
  3. ^ "Times Telegram: Local & World News, Sports & Entertainment in Herkimer, NY". Times Telegram. Retrieved 8 August 2017.

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