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Footsteps of Washington

In July and August of 1783 after years of war, General Washington toured the Mohawk Valley visiting the scenes of battles and raids, personally thanking the dedicated patriots who had sacrificed so much in the cause of American Liberty. The General and his entourage inspected forts, met with local officials, and established the political relationships that would be needed to forge a new nation.

Local history books abound with stories of General Washington’s visit and many of our historic places can truly say, Washington Slept Here. Follow in the “Footsteps of Washington” and explore these exceptional historic sites.

 

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
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Fort Herkimer Church

Fort Herkimer Church

Historic Site, Church

Built between 1753 and 1767, Fort Herkimer Church is one of the oldest churches in New York State and the oldest building in Herkimer County. It serves as a reminder of days past, having functioned a...

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575 State Route 5S, Mohawk, NY
CountyHerkimer County
(607) 547-8490
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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
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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
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Fort Stanwix National Monument

Fort Stanwix National Monument

National Landmark

For thousands of years the ancient trail that connects the Mohawk River and Wood Creek served as a vital link for people traveling between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Ontario. Travelers used this well...

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100 N. James Street, Rome, NY
CountyOneida County
(315) 338-7730
Open Year Round
General Philip Schuyler House

General Philip Schuyler House

Historic Site

The General Philip Schuyler House was built in 29 days in November 1777. This home is now part of Saratoga National Historical Park. During the American Revolution, the British Army occupied this area...

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648 Route 32, Stillwater, NY
CountySaratoga County
(518) 664-9821
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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
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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
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Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site

Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site

State Landmark, Historic Site

Considered the significant turning point in the American Revolution, the Battle of Oriskany, fought on August 6, 1777, has been described as one of the bloodiest battles of the War of Independence. ...

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7801 State Route 69, Rome, NY
CountyOneida County
(315) 768-7224
(315) 377-3081
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Schoharie Crossing (Fort Hunter)

Schoharie Crossing (Fort Hunter)

Historic Site

In addition to being an excellent place to see the 19th century Erie Canal, Schoharie Crossing is also the site of 18th c Fort Hunter. The Fort was built following a request for Anglican missionarie...

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129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY
CountyMontgomery County
(518) 829-7516
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