Heritage & History

1743 Palatine House Museum

1743 Palatine House Museum

experience colonial life and times

Restored in 1971, the Palatine House is a medieval, German style construction built by the Colonists for their minister, Peter Nicholas Sommers, who came to Schoharie County from Hamburg, Germany.

Bridgewater Historical Society

Bridgewater Historical Society

Located in the National and State Register of Historic Buildings restored former Union train station, housing displays of historical artifacts.

Chenango Canal Association

Chenango Canal Association

preservation - recreation - history

The Chenango Canal Association developed and maintains the Towpath Trail, a five-mile walking trail along the original historic Chenango Canal between Woodman Pond, Hamilton and Oriskany Creek, Solsville. Wildlife, wild flowers and many birds may be sighted. The Cottage Museum on Rt. 20, Bouckville is open 10-5 daily, April - October.

Cherry Valley Museum

Cherry Valley Museum

Part of the Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

Located in a Federal style house (ca. 1815) with exhibits from 1778 infamous Cherry Valley Massacre to late 20th-century. Collection of 1830's memorabilia, antique fire engines,period clothing collections, kitchen exhibit and other period rooms.

Erie Canal Cruises

Erie Canal Cruises

Cruise the Erie Canal on Lil' Diamond II or III. Enjoy 90 minute narrated excursions on the historic Erie Canal and through Lock 18. Book online. Enjoy shopping and dining at the same location - Gems Along the Mohawk.

Foothill Hops Farm Brewery and Brewshop

Foothill Hops Farm Brewery and Brewshop

Our hops in every drop!

Started in 2001 to promote the rebirth of the hops industry. Farm brewery opening 2016. Sample beer made with local ingredients and tour the hopyard to learn hops history. Purchase homebrewing supplies and local products in the brewshop/tasting room.

Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park

Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park

Preserving and interpreting the site of Revolutionary War Fort Plain/Fort Rensselaer. The museum houses both Revolutionary War era and Native American collections. Visitors can explore the fort's outdoor exhibits on a walking tour of the adjoining 20 acre hilltop park.

Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark

Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark

A site on the National Park Service Network to Freedom and on the NYS Underground Railroad Trail. Interior and exterior exhibits.

Holy Trinity Monastery and Foundation of Russian History Museum

Holy Trinity Monastery and Foundation of Russian History Museum

founded in 1930

Holy Trinity Monastery, a Russian Orthodox monastic community, was founded in 1930 in Jordanville, NY. The Foundation of Russian History Museum, located on the grounds of Holy Trinity Monastery, offers a fascinating glimpse into the history, art, and culture of Russia and the Russian immigrant community.

Hyde Hall State Historic Site

Hyde Hall State Historic Site

A 50 room Mansion overlooking Otsego Lake. National Historic Landmark offering a stunning experience of early 1800s architectural and social grandeur. Built 1817 – 1835. Open May to October. Guided tours on the hour 10:00 – 4:00. Events, Hauntings – July & August, Candlelight tours – October. Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown, NY.

Lorenzo State Historic Site

Lorenzo State Historic Site

Tour the 1807 neoclassical mansion; stroll the Ellen Shipman garden; attend year-round educational programs; enjoy a free Symphoria concert, the Driving Competition and numerous other special events on 87 acres of historic landscape.

Oneida Community Mansion House

Oneida Community Mansion House

Former residence of the utopian Oneida Community (1848-1880). Today it is open to the public for tours of the historic site and for overnight lodging.

Remington Arms Country Store

Remington Arms Country Store

Founded in 1816, it is the oldest company in the US still making its original product and the oldest continuously operating manufacturer. Visit our Country Store and Museum at the factory.

Roseboom Historical Association

Roseboom Historical Association

Located in the restored Baptist Church, the Historical Association is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Town of Roseboom. Events such as lectures, art shows & performances. 

Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association

Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association

A non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to acquiring and preserving historical sites in and around the Village of Schoharie. Our main goal is to restore such sites and make them available to the public for educational and cultural enrichment.

The Farmers Museum

The Farmers Museum

Step back in time at one of the nation’s premier living history museums. Founded in 1943, the museum offers a glimpse into 19th-century rural and village life. See a blacksmith shop in action, ride the Empire State Carousel, try fun hands-on activities, see the Cardiff Giant and so much more.