Herkimer diamond hunting is a great family activity. You'll spend hours trying to improve your collection by finding the biggest and best "diamond." Shop in the largest jewelry store in the northeast, experience the extensive Gemological and Paleontology Museum. Fishing and tubing on the West Canada Creek; steps away from your front door! Bring everyone...you'll have a wonderful time! Prospecting season is April 15 through October 31 (weather permitting). Camping Season is April 15 through October 31. For more information, visit online at www.herkimerdiamond.com/ .
The Historic Four Corners is composed of the 1884 Herkimer County Historical Society Suiter Building Museum, the 1834 Herkimer County Jail, 1873 Herkimer County Courthouse, and the 1834 Herkimer Reformed Church, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours of the Society's Museum are free and open to the public. Hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and during the months of July and August on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Special tours of the other buildings need to be arranged ahead of time.
With ample sites and amenities many families and other groups schedule a wonderful opportunity to have a multi-faceted vacation and will prospect for diamonds, make signature jewelry with diamonds found, shop in the largest jewelry store in the Northeast, visit our museum and discover "Randy" our authentic dinosaur, fly fish or trout fish in the West Canada Creek, cruise on the Erie Canal, or just relax in a placid environment!
Shop from 60 manufactured legacies of central New York; dine at our Waterfront Grill " A Gem of a Culinary Experience"; cruise on the Erie canal aboard Lil' Damond II or III; receive Regional Tourist Information at the Visitor Center. Call for more information 315-717-0077.
Historical attractions include the history of General Herkimer and the Battle of Oriskany, The Herkimer Family and the Mohawk Valley Germans, The Garden, and The Site and Its Programs. Some programs include Sunday afternoons (from Memorial Day to Labor Day) costumed staff and volunteers engaged in household and farm activities, "Sugaring Off", a lively recreation of colonial maple sugaring bees, is held on a Sunday in late March or early April, "An old-fashioned Apple Bee" is held in late September, and educational programs for students of all ages are offered year-round. See the Herkimer Home website for further information.