Our Fall event, Interrupted Harvest, is being recreated this September 29 & 30th at Fort Klock. See below for details.
August 12, 2018
Greetings from Fort Klock Historic Restoration.
September 29 & 30
Interrupted Harvest (1778) ...The Mohawk Valley's Refugee crisis.
Devastating raids have begun, and refugees, both "Patriot" and "Loyalist" are impacting Valley communities. See battle renenactments, living history demonstrations, meet authors Gavin Watt and Jennifer DeBruin, and attend their presentations in our Dutch Barn
"DeBruin writes to bring history to life"........Article Link
During 1778 a mixed force of Canadian and American Loyalists and Iroquois forces engaged in daring raids on local settlements of New York colony in the Mohawk Valley, along with Schoharie & Cherry valleys, known as the Burning of the Valleys. These raids were designed to destroy farmsteads and crops with the intent to disrupt the flow of supplies to the American forces.
Don't miss this opportunity to experience and learn about our local involvement and the part our ancestors played in the American Revolution.
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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.
Fort Klock Historic Restoration in the Mohawk Valley, New York Colony 1750
Young Pioneers raise the flag at the Fort Klock school house.
The VHA is here to promote living history and support regional historic sites and historical societies
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.
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.
Visit the new website: Valley History Alliance
Thank you to our Donors.
Over these many years since Fort Klock opened its doors to the public, we have been able to stay in operation through the generous donations we receive.
(We recently ran a online funding program to purchase some Queen Anne style Chairs that are appropriate for our historic museum. The Funding goal was met in the first day. We have the chairs and they fit perfectly! A heartfelt thank you goes out to those donors: Beth Gilgun, John and Carolyn Lull in memory of the Lipe Klock family and in honor of Adam Klock, Johanna Case, Matt Zembo, Joan kark-Wren, Chris Osinski, Craig Miller, Tim Sweeney, Tom Edwards, Kevin Richard-Morrow , Jim Sparks, Steve Gurzler, Sharon Bell, and 3 anonymous donors)
When you make a donation, you are investing in the continued future of Fort Klock.
Your generous gift will go to good use: from general structure repair, conservation of artifacts, utility, insurance to presenting historic and cultural lectures and programs.
Your monetary donation matters. Please consider a contribution to this historic museum. ( through the mail at: Fort Klock P.O. Box 42 St. Johnsville NY 13452) or During your visit to the Fort.
The restored homestead, privately owned and operated, is a National Historic Landmark. Our organization is designated as not for profit (501-c-3) and is chartered by the NYS Education Department Board of Regents as an educational institution. We are not State owned, and do not receive operating money from the state. We do rely on the generosity of the public to keep this private homestead open.
Fort Klock 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
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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.
Website Design and Editorial content by Jim Sparks. 2018.
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.