Fort Klock Historic Restoration in the Mohawk Valley, New York Colony 1750
This website is maintained by Jim Sparks and Joan Kark-Wren of Fort Klock Historic Restoration.
An association composed of people dedicated to the continued restoration of Fort Klock as a living history museum and preservation of an important example of early colonial life in America.
Fort Klock is located in one of New York State's premier historic areas. Built by Johannes Klock, 1750, a German Palatine who came to area with the great Palatine migration. He built his fortified home out of locally mined limestone and included defensive Musket Loopholes, in the outer walls, to protect his family, during two 18th century conflicts.
The Fort continues to offer a glimpse into the 18th century life of a working farm and fortified homestead in the Mohawk Valley. Through living history demonstrations and recreated room interiors, interpreters, members and reenactors work to provide a rich educational experience of this important example of early american life.
We hope you had a chance to visit us this season.
Fort Klock will re-open December 3rd,
12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m. to celebrate
St. Nicholas Day
Renovation and preservation of this historic place is done with care and concern for architectural and structural integrity as well as presenting an accurate look into the lives of the Klock family that lived here during the French & Indian war and Revolution.
Each season Fort Klock presents a diverse mix of entertaining and educational events. Old favorites, such as the Craft Fair and Folk Music Concert, continue to please audiences. Young Pioneer Days offers kids the chance to step back in time. Colonial living history events provide visitors with a better understanding of the way it was.
It's never been a better time to visit the Fort and all of the historic structures in the Mohawk Valley, where history comes alive.
Fort Klock is open seasonally. This year Fort Klock opens on May 20 and closes on Columbus Day. Tours are available Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.