There are many attractions in the Mohawk Valley highlighting our historic role in the settling of the country.
General Herkimer State Historic Site
The General Herkimer State Historic Site near Little Falls on Route 5S, pays homage to Herkimer County’s namesake and Revolutionary War hero, General Nicholas Herkimer. His home is open to visitors in the Spring through the Autumn and the site stages a number of Revolutionary War era-based special events throughout the season.
The Erie Canal
The Erie Canal, the State’s oldest man-made trade route, winds through the Mohawk Valley. Lock 17 in Little Falls is considered to be one of the highest lift locks in the world and definitely worth visiting. Its scenic surroundings add to the beauty of any stops along the canal.
Herkimer County and the Mohawk Valley are steeped in history echoing back to the early French, English and Palatine German settlers. Take a trip through our historic past by visiting the following:
- Balloon Farm in Frankfort
- Fairfield Academy site
- Fort Herkimer Church in German Flatts
- Fort Klock
- Fort Stanwix in Rome
- General Herkimer State Historic Site
- Historic Four Corners in Herkimer
- Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Monastery
- Indian Castle Church
- Salisbury Covered Bridge
- Remington Gun Museum in Ilion
- St. Paul’s Dutch Reformed Church, Snells Bush Rd., Little Falls
- Oriskany Battlefield
- Johnston Hall in Johnstown
- Newport History Center
- Village of Mohawk Museum at Weller Library