It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Willis ‘Skip’ Barshied. Skip was a founding member and steadfast supporter of Fort Klock. He had a deep love of history and generously shared his knowledge with all he came in contact with. He will be greatly missed.
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.
Visit the new website: Valley History Alliance
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 in May and closes on Columbus Day. Tours will start up again on Opening Day.
Saturday May 16 -
Opening Day/Muster 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
May 16-17 -Hammer-In
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.
Website Design and Editorial content by Jim Sparks. 2020.
Contributing historical content editor: Joan Kark-Wren of Fort Klock Historic Restoration.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 upstate New York Colony of the mid 18th century.
Fort Klock Historic Restoration in the Mohawk Valley, New York Colony 1750