SCHOHARIE VALLEY HERITAGE EXPERIENCE
THREE INSTITUTIONS. THREE TOURS. ONE GREAT PRICE.
THREE UNIQUE EXPERIENCES.
Enjoy three 60-minute tours at three locations in the beautiful Schoharie Valley Region of New York State. Tour locations are convenient to one another - less than a 15 minute drive apart. A single price of $18 per person includes all three tours. Tours are available May 1st through October 31st.
For information or to book your tour package please contact: Melinda McTaggart at or 518-295-7192.
IROQUOIS INDIAN MUSEUM
324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave, NY 12092
Discover the first Americans. From the artisans of ancient times whose skill with stone tools and knowledge of the natural world was unparalleled, to the artistic expressions of their living descendants, the Iroquois Museum is a hidden gem. The Museum features changing and permanent exhibits; interactive learning stations; and the largest collection of contemporary Iroquois art worldwide. Summer weekends offer dance performances, storytelling, and traditional arts demonstrations.
OLD STONE FORT MUSEUM
145 Fort Rd., Schoharie NY 12157
From Civil War Armory to Museum, the Old Stone Fort Complex celebrates three centuries of rural life in upstate New York. In addition to the Fort, the Complex features 8 buildings including a 178O Dutch barn, 19th Century School House, Greek Revival style law office, and post-Revolution period Palatine settlers home. Witness the wreckage in the Fort’s roof caused by a British cannon ball during the legendary raid of 1780 that destroyed much of the Schoharie Valley’s structures and harvest. Time travel through the Valley’s history with artifacts such as a 1903 Nash Rambler, revolutionary war era artifacts, agricultural tools, and a collection of 20th Century communication devices.
PALATINE HOUSE MUSEUM
102 Warner Hill Rd., Schoharie, NY 12157
Situated between a spring-fed stream, by which Schoharie’s first European residents settled, and the historic cemetery where generations were laid to rest, the Palatine House is Schoharie County’s oldest building. Built in 1743 for the Palatines’ newly-arrived German Lutheran pastor, the Rev. Peter Nicholas Sommer, it is one of only a few houses in Schoharie that survived the Revolution. With architecture typical of 18th-century German farmhouses, it features three working fireplaces and is furnished in period artifacts and reproduction pieces.
Your tour will be led by Brenda LaForme (Onondaga) and Mike Tarbell (Mohawk) and will include the opportunity to learn traditional cornhusk doll or salt bottle making.
Palatine House Museum
Your host is Schoharie County Historian Ted Shuart, whose extensive knowledge of local history is the source of many well-told tales about our area’s native and immigrant forebears. A museum interpreter in period costume demonstrates domestic tasks, bringing the past to life.
Old Stone Fort Museum
Visitors will be greeted by a site interpreter who will guide them through the site’s seven buildings while sharing the stories about the people, places and objects that reflect Schoharie County’s long and interesting history.
Lunch can be arranged independently at the following local restaurants:
Apple Barrel Country Store & Café
115 State Rte. 30A Schoharie, NY 12157 518-295-7179 email@example.com applebarrelcountrystore.com
Grapevine Farms Restaurant & Boutique
2373 State Route 7, Cobleskill, NY 12043 518-234-9148 grapevinefarms.com
Schoharie Valley Farms
5605 State Route 30 Schoharie, NY 12157 firstname.lastname@example.org 518-295-7139 schoharievalleyfarms.com