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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site

3636 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY 12068-6107
+1 518-853-3646
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Spiritually Charged and Intellectually Provocative . . .

I have seen a number of museums of the Native peoples of the USA, and this one was worthy of the... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
lovescience7
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Fonda, New York
A Truly Amazing Place to visit!

I visited there several times over the past 2 years, it is a tranquil place of worship and praise... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2018
suzannejoe
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putnam county
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A Sacred Place of Peace and Healing - Home of the first Native American saint, Kateri Tekakwitha. The Shrine is home to Caughnawaga, the only fully excavated Mohawk village of that era. Nearby, the holy spring, whose water was used to baptize her, still flows here. Many pilgrims claim cures after drawing its crystal clear water and praying through the intercession of Saint Kateri. The Kateri Shrine Native American Exhibit is housed in a converted Dutch barn built in 1782 by Simon Veeder. The exhibit contains an impressive mixture of artifacts from many different Native American cultures. Also, a miniature replica of the village of Caughnawaga shows how the original Mohawk village appeared over three hundred years ago.
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May 25, 2018
“Spiritually Charged and Intellectually Provocative . . .”
Feb 7, 2018
“A Truly Amazing Place to visit!”
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3636 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY 12068-6107
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

I have seen a number of museums of the Native peoples of the USA, and this one was worthy of the highest rating. But my primary reason for coming to the Shrine was to enrich my contact with beloved Kateri, who has been a positive...More

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Rita G, General Manager at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience. May God bless you!

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Reviewed February 7, 2018

I visited there several times over the past 2 years, it is a tranquil place of worship and praise. The staff is dedicated, and the prayer chapels and grounds are indeed, breathtaking and wonderfully kept.

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Rita G, Manager at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2018

Thank you very much for this wonderful review! God bless you!!

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Reviewed February 7, 2018

The opportunity to walk and be in the presence of these surroundings; where an indigenous young woman grew in her faith. Very serene and calming, providing any visitor to become reflective on this young person growing in faith and dealing with the challenges of that...More

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Rita G, Manager at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2018

Thank you very much for this lovely review! May God bless you!!

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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to New England. Peaceful setting. Nice layout. Nice hike to Indian archeological site. Friendly staff. Beautiful grounds.

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Rita G, Manager at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Thank you very much for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit here. May God bless you!

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

What an awe-inspiring shrine. There was a museum, a tour, and gift shop. The grounds are very peaceful.

Thank Brian H
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Rita G, Manager at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Thank you very much for your nice review. We are happy to hear you had a meaningful experience here. May God bless you!

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Reviewed July 24, 2017

This shrine was the first of two I visited on my way to visit relatives in New York. The grounds were breathtaking and the museum was a great surprise. Even if you are not interested in the religious aspects of this shrine I would stop...More

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Rita G, Manager at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Thank you very much for the wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We do have bug spray for sale in the gift shop and/or you can also drive up to the archaeological site. We look forward to your next visit....More

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Hi Tia, Yes, there are 3 hotels nearby in Johnstown - Super 8, Microtel, and Holiday Inn.
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