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Visitor Center Opens for 2016 Season


Visitor Center Opens for 2016 Season

The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Visitor Center in Fort Hunter will re-open for the 2016 season at 1:00pm on Sunday, May 1st.  Hours at the Visitor Center are 10:00am-5:00pm Wednesday through Saturday and Sundays 1:00pm-5:00pm from May until October 31st.  Stop in and visit the site to witness the engineering marvel of the Erie Canal and check out the “Little Short of Madness” exhibit as well as artifacts from the colonial Fort Hunter and the Lower Castle Mohawk Village.  Schoharie Crossing is the best place to witness Erie Canal history and enjoy a day walking the towpath trails, kayaking the creek or cycling the Canalway trail.

The Visitor Center and other portions of the site will be hosting several great events this year such as Canal Days on July 9th & 10th, the Not Just for Kids Storytelling series on Sunday’s from July 31st to September 11th, Putman Porch Music on Thursdays in June, and many more.  Guests are welcome to come join in the fun all season.

The grounds for the site are open all year from dawn until dusk.

For more information contact the site: (518) 829-7516.     


New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by more than 60 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.