Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Reviews: 4/5

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Karen P
Belmont, United States89 contributions
A nice little museum and a pretty view of the creek
Aug 2019
The museum is free and was surprisingly interesting. The fort is gone except for some footings. Across the road is the Schoharie Creek. The original bridge is gone, too. However, remnants of the old aqueduct is still visible.
Written September 3, 2019
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n s
Toronto, Canada378 contributions
Beautiful place, great little museum
Jul 2019 • Friends
One of many great little museums along the Erie Canal. Excellent displays. Stunning site. Views of the ruins of the barge canal aquaduct over the Mohawk as well at the original canal.
Written July 28, 2019
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Sheree H
Raleigh, NC42 contributions
Many Layers of History at this site
Oct 2016 • Solo
I was amazed at the history encompassed by this small site. Not only are there several iterations of the canal, but apparently there was a Native American village and a fort located on the site at one time. It appears that a recent flood helped to expose old foundations of the fort and other structures on site. The big downside was that the visitor center was not open (even though it should have been for the day and time I visited) and there was no information available other than a few historic markers. I suggest a call to the site before you visit to make sure it will be open for help to interpet the site or to ask any questions.
Written October 7, 2016
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bikingfarmer
Holland, MI325 contributions
a well preserved erie canal historic site
Sep 2016 • Friends
We stopped here on a Erie Canal canoe trip. The historic site on the east side of Schoharie Creek as well as the aqueduct remains on the west shore are an amazing introduction to the ingenuity of bygone times to traverse New York State by water from Albany to Buffalo. There are many remains scattered throughout the state of this engineering marvel but this puts many of the pieces together in one place as they actually were. To fully appreciate it you will need to do some walking.
Written September 21, 2016
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charylec
Mesa, AZ162 contributions
Very Cool!!
Jul 2016 • Solo
I was introduced to this State Park through the 2016 NY Geocache Challenge. This was an amazing stop for pictures and history lessons. The original site of the Old Erie Canal. I spent a good deal of time wandering around taking pictures and reading sign boards. I really enjoyed this area.
Written August 11, 2016
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MAreviewer
Boston, MA121 contributions
Great for Erie Canal History
Apr 2016 • Friends
This is a "must see" if you are interested in the history, industry or technology of the Erie Canal. Strongly recommend you visit both ends of the park. The Ft. Hunter end has the visitor center and view of the canal expansion aqueduct and the Amsterdam-side still has remains of the locks and even water in the canal. Special thanks to the guide Dave who opened up the visitor center and exhibits even though they were not yet opened for the season.
The park is also very beautiful. Pack lunch, wear sneakers for nice stroll or hike, or bring a bike.
Written May 2, 2016
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Chuck52310
New Haven591 contributions
Very Historic
Apr 2016 • Couples
This Schoharie Crossing State Historic site preserves many important sites related to the Erie Canal. One site is the working and still in use barge lock. The site could have had better signage since many parts of the canal were difficult to find. I was there two days ago and never did find lock 29. Many of the canal sites in the historical park are not handicap accessible. It is well worth the visit.
Written April 29, 2016
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Kevin C
upstate NY138 contributions
Great place for nature hikes and runs
Feb 2016 • Couples
Several nice trails to utilize, either the nature trails along the old Erie Canal or the Rail Trail along the old D&H rail bed.
Written February 29, 2016
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Julie T
Rochester, NY825 contributions
If you love the Erie Canal don't miss this site!
Aug 2015 • Friends
I love the Erie Canal and truly enjoyed this place. You can walk the in what was the enlarged canal, take a look at the original canal and then see the current barge canal. You can also view the remains of the aqueduct that carried the enlarged canal over Schoharie Creek - considering when it was built it's an engineering marvel!
Written August 16, 2015
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Wd518travel
Albany, NY86 contributions
Very nice place to visit f
Very nice place to visit for a view of river canal creek locks and aqueduct. The is much history tied up in the Erie Canal an the improvements and expansions over the 1800s and1900s.
Written January 23, 2013
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Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM