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New York State's rich history is etched in the many historic sites, museums, monuments, and cultural centers that are found in the Mohawk Valley Region. 

MVPTH suggests visitors contact sites ahead of time to verify hours of operation and admission details, if they apply.

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1747 Nellis Tavern / Palatine Settlement Society

1747 Nellis Tavern / Palatine Settlement Society

Historic Site

Nellis Tavern is an historic inn and tavern built about 1750 as a farmhouse and expanded around 1790 to its present form. After the American Civil War, the tavern business declined and the building be...

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7355 State Route 5, St. Johnsville, NY
CountyMontgomery County
(315) 866-2619
Seasonal Operation
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
Auriesville Shrine

Auriesville Shrine

Shrine, Historic Site

Birthplace of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha (First Native American Saint) and National Shrine of North American Martyrs.

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136 Shrine Road, Fultonville, NY
CountyMontgomery County
(518) 853-3033
Open Year Round
Catherine Merkley Monument

Catherine Merkley Monument

Monument

Bronze plaque on stone: Near this spot Catherine Merkley on October 18, 1780 fleeing on horseback from the Indians was was shot and scalped by Seth's Henry.

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Route 10, Cobleskill, NY
CountySchoharie County
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
Colonial Cemetery

Colonial Cemetery

Cemetery

The cemetery of some of Johnstown's most notable people from colonial times.

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Jct. of W. Green and N. Market Sts., Johnstown, NY
CountyFulton County
Open Year Round
David Williams Monument

David Williams Monument

Monument

Grave of David Williams, one of the captors of Major Andre, British officer in the American Revolution. Andre is best known for his role as conspirator with Benedict Arnold.

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145 Fort Road, Schoharie, NY
CountySchoharie County
(518) 295-7192
Open Year Round
Drumm House

Drumm House

Historic Site

This is one of the oldest buildings still standing today. The Drumm House was built in 1763 by Sir William Johnson for his first school teacher, Edward Wall. Sir William opened the first public school...

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West Green Street, Johnstown, NY
CountyFulton County
(518) 736-4011
Seasonal Operation
Drums Along the Mohawk Outdoor Drama

Drums Along the Mohawk Outdoor Drama

Event/Performance

Drums Along the Mohawk is known as one of the finest examples of historical fiction ever written. Told through the eyes of Gil and Lana Martin, these characters mingle with real historical figures in ...

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980 Route 46, Mohawk, NY
CountyHerkimer County
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Fenimore Art Museum

Fenimore Art Museum

Museum

Located in Cooperstown, NY, the Fenimore Art Museum offers a rich collection of American, folk, and American Indian art, as well as American decorative arts.

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5798 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY
CountyOtsego County
(607) 547-1400
(888) 547-1450
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