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Breadbasket of the Revolution

The Mohawk, Schoharie & Susquehanna Valleys constituted some of the finest farmlands in America in 1780. Wheat was the primary crop with other vegetables such as corn and peas grown in the area as well. Mills utilized water power to grind wheat into flour, which was a dietary staple. Large ethnic groups migrated to the Mohawk Valley from Europe to escape wars, famine and religious persecution. The rich fertile farmland of the Mohawk Valley was the perfect place to build a new life for those willing to risk the dangers. With the coming of the American Revolution, many of the German, Dutch and English settlers were willing to stay and fight for their property and their new way of life. From 1777-1783 these valleys became an important source of food for the Continental Army and, as such, became important military targets for the British invaders.

 

Arkell Museum

Arkell Museum

Museum

The Arkell Museum in Canajoharie has a world-renowned collection of American paintings- including those of Winslow Homer- as well as historical exhibits about the history of the Mohawk River Valley.

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2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie, NY
CountyMontgomery County
(518) 673-2314
Open Year Round
Cherry Valley Museum

Cherry Valley Museum

Museum

Exhibits at the 1815 Federal House range from 1778 Cherry Valley massacre and siege of Fort Alden to the late 20th century. Collections include 1830s memorabilia, antique fire engines and a diorama of...

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49 Main Street, Cherry Valley, NY
CountyOtsego County
(607) 264-3303
Seasonal Operation
Fort Klock Historic Restoration

Fort Klock Historic Restoration

Historic Site

Fort Klock, a fortified stone homestead in the Mohawk River Valley of New York State, was built c.1750 by Johannes Klock. On October 19, 1780, the Battle of Klock's Field was fought just to west-north...

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7214 State Route 5, St. Johnsville, NY
CountyMontgomery County
(518) 568-7779
Seasonal Operation
Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park

Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park

Museum, Historic Site

The Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park marks the site of Fort Plain/Rensselaer, a Revolutionary War fortress built in 1779 to protect local residents from Valley raids and evacuees from Cherry Vall...

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389 Canal Street, Fort Plain, NY
CountyMontgomery County
(518) 993-2527
Seasonal Operation
Herkimer Home State Historic Site

Herkimer Home State Historic Site

Historic Site

This Georgian-style mansion was the home to Revolutionary War hero, General Nicholas Herkimer. Herkimer completed construction of the mansion about 1764 and died here following a leg injury he sustain...

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200 State Route 169, Little Falls, NY
CountyHerkimer County
(315) 823-0398
Seasonal Operation
Old Fort Johnson

Old Fort Johnson

Historic Site, National Landmark

Old Fort Johnson is the 1749 Baronial home of Sir William Johnson (1715-1774) the first Baronet of New York and the Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Northern British colonies. Fort Johnson was...

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1 Mergner Road, Fort Johnson, NY
CountyMontgomery County
(518) 843-0300
Seasonal Operation
Old Stone Fort Museum Complex

Old Stone Fort Museum Complex

Historic Site, Museum

This 1772 church was fortified in 1777 and attacked by the British in 1780. Now a 125-year-old museum, it is filled with amazing artifacts like a fire engine built before George Washington was born! ...

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145 Fort Road, Schoharie, NY
CountySchoharie County
(518) 295-7192
Open Year Round
Oneida County Historical Society
1608 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
CountyOneida County
(315) 735-3642
Open Year Round
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