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Brookfield:

Gates Hill Homestead
Brookfield, NY 13314
(315)899-5837
Tour of the Eternal Hills via stagecoach or horse drawn sleigh. Meal at American homestead. Open mid-April through mid-March, daily 11:30AM until 7PM.

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Cazenovia:

Lorenzo State Historic Site
Cazenovia, NY 13035
(315)655-3200
Federal-style mansion/estate from 1807. Has a formal garden and arboretum, gift shop, and new visitors center. Free admission. Tours. Open mid-May through October, Wednesday through Saturday 10AM until 5PM, Sunday 1PM until 5PM.

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Cooperstown:

Fly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard
Cooperstown, NY 13337
(607)547-9692
Water-powered cider mill from about 1856. Demonstrations on cider-making. Call for events. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Open mid-August through November, daily 9AM until 6PM.

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Fonda:

Fonda National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine
Route 5, Fonda, NY 12068
(518)853-3646
Excavated Iroquois village of Caughnawaga (1666-1693). Chapel, cemetery, video show, exhibits. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Open May 1 through October 31, daily 9AM until 4PM.

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Fort Hunter:

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Fort Hunter, NY 12069
(518)829-7516
The only remaining site where remnants of all three Erie Canal development stages can be viewed. The Schoharie Aqueduct, built to carry the canal over the Schoharie Creek. Boating, picnicking, fishing. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Open May 1 through October 31, daily during daylight hours. Visitors Center exhibits open May through October 31, Wednesday through Saturday 10AM until 5PM.

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Fort Johnson:

Old Fort Johnson National Historic Landmark
Route 5, Fort Johnson (Just west of Amsterdam)
Route 5, Fort Johnson, NY 12070
(518)843-0300
Old Fort Johnson, the 1749 home of Sir William Johnson, is representative of the best of colonial architecture. No other home of a prominent New York citizen of the colonial period has survived so untouched by the changes of style and time. This National Historic Landmark is owned and operated by the Montgomery County Historical Society, a private, non-profit organization established to collect and preserve Mohawk Valley history. It is the Societyís intent to present the Fort as close to the way it was during Sir Williamís lifetime as can now be determined. Most furnishings are contemporary to Johnsonís time, and a number of items are from the Johnson family. The Fort also houses exhibits which include a collection of Native American artifacts focusing on the Mohawk Valley; the Betsey Reynolds Voorhees room which articulates the life and times of a prominent 19th century lady; and the attic which holds pieces that tell the history of Montgomery County. Guided tours and special events. Open April 15 to May 15, Wednesday through Sunday 1PM - 5PM; Last tour at 4:30PM.

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Fort Plain:

Fort Plain Museum
389 Canal St, Fort Plain, NY 13339
(518)993-2527
1848 limestone Greek revival house. Headquarters of Marinus Willet during the Revolutionary War. Has exhibits on local history. Group tours by appointment. Open: mid-May through September, Wednesday through Sunday 12N until 5PM; open October through April by appointment.

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Herkimer:

Herkimer City Courthouse
Court Street, Herkimer, NY 13350
(800)233-8778
Built 1848. Open Memorial Day through Labor, daily 9AM until 9PM.

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Jordanville:

Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Monastery
Route 167 City Road 3, Jordanville, NY 13361
(315)858-0940
This continent's largest Eastern Orthodox Monastery. Gold domes and Byzantine-Russian architecture. Interior open by appointment.

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Little Falls:

Herkimer Home
Route 169, Little Falls, NY 13365
(315)823-0398
General Nicholas Herkimer's residence. He led the militia at Oriskany in the Revolutionary War. Free admission. Group tours. Open mid-May through October, Wednesday through Saturday 10AM until 5PM, Sunday 1PM until 5PM.

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North Blenheim:

Blenheim Bridge
North Blenheim, NY
(518)827-6344
May be the longest two-lane, single-span, covered wooden bridge in the world.

Lansing Manor Museum
Route 30, North Blenheim, NY 12131
(518)827-6121 (800)724-0309
Restored country estate from the nineteenth century. Free admission. Tours daily except Tuesday. Open May through October, daily 10AM until 5PM.

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Oriskany:

Oriskany Battlefield
Route 69, Oriskany, NY 13424
(315)492-1756
Site of the bloodiest battle of the American Revolution (1777). Tours by appointment. Open early May through mid-October, Wednesday, Saturday and Monday 9AM until 5PM.

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Remsen:

Von Steuben Memorial
Star Hill Road, Remsen, NY 13438
(315)492-1756
The Drillmaster of the Revolution's gravesite. Tours by appointment. Open early May through Labor Day, Wednesday through Saturday and Monday, 10AM until 5PM, Sunday 1PM until 5PM.

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Rome:

Erie Canal Village
Route 49W, Rome, NY 13440
(315)337-3999
Site of Fort Bull. Canal village from the 1840's. Includes a church, tavern, train station, schoolhouse, livery stable, hotel, farm cabin, ice house, and farm and canal museums. Group tours by appointment. Handicapped accessible. Open May through September, daily 10AM until 5PM.

Fort Stanwix National Monument
112 East Park Street, Rome, NY 13440
(315)336-2090
Has costumed guides, museum, films. Group tours by appointment. Open April 1 through December 31, daily 9AM until 5PM, closed Thanksgiving.

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Salisbury Center:

Salisbury Historical Center/Covered Bridge
Route 29, Salisbury Center, NY 13454
(315)429-3605
Historic artifacts, exhibits. Free admission. Open June through September.

Salisbury Historical Society's 1805 Frisbie House
Route 29 and 29A, Salisbury Center, NY 13454
(315)429-3605
Museum in a restored house from 1805. Exhibits. Group tours by appointment. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Open June through August, Saturday and Sunday 1PM until 4PM. Holiday open house in December.

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Schoharie:

Old Stone Fort
Box 30A, RD2, Schoharie, NY 12157
(518)295-7192
Historical museum including a Dutch barn circa 1760 and an 1860 schoolhouse. Originally built in 1722 as a church and fortified during the Revolutionary War. Has been a museum and library since 1889. Open May through October, Tuesday through Saturday 10AM until 5PM, Sunday 12N until 5PM.

Palatine House
Route 30, Schoharie, NY 12157
(518)295-7585
Built 1743. Oldest existing building in the village of Schoharie. Open May through October, Thursday through Monday 1PM until 5PM.

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St. Johnsville:

Fort Klock
Route 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452
(518)568-7779
Limestone Native American trading post from approximately 1750. Blacksmith shop, schoolhouse, herb garden, and Dutch barn restorations. Open Memorial Day through September 30, Tuesday through Sunday 9AM until 5PM.

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Utica:

FX Matt Brewery Tour Center
Court and Varick Streets, Utica, NY 13502
(315)732-0022
One of the nation's oldest breweries. Has trolley rides to a tavern from 1888 for samples. Tours of the beermaking process. Groups welcome. Open: June through August, Monday through Saturday 10AM until 4PM; September through May, Monday through Saturday 11PM until 4PM; closed holidays.

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