Fort Klock Historic Restoration in the Mohawk Valley, New York Colony 1750
Fort Klock 2017 Calendar of Events
May 20 - Opening Day
Fort Klock will open its doors on May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a muster, demonstrations and many hands-on activities. Come experience the sights and sounds of 1776 with beer brewing, bread making, weaving and much more. Visit the Blacksmith Shop, watch a cooper ply his trade and take part in 18th century children's games. Fun for the whole family! Free parking
June 10-11 - Hammer-In - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This two day program is held in the 1820's Fort Klock Blacksmith shop. All blacksmiths are invited to attend and are offered a chance to demonstrate their speciality skills making items out of iron. The public is also invited and will have a chance to try their hand at making an S-hook. Food and refreshments are available for a small fee. Bring the family to see this interesting demonstration.
July 4 - Independence Day Strawberry Festival - 12 noon to 4 p.m.
This is an old fashioned salute to showcase American History as the Declaration of Independence is read. Enjoy a treat of strawberry shortcake, homemade cakes, Stewart's ice cream, and refreshments for a small fee.
July 28 - Stone Soup Music Concert - 7 p.m.
Come to Fort Klock on Friday, July 28th and enjoy an acoustic band playing an variety of traditional folk, old time and original songs. After the concert our Site Interpreters will give a late night tour of the fort. Donations are always welcome and gratefully accepted. This event is made possible with grants from Montgomery County.
August 1-3 - Young Pioneer Program (click to see the Poster)
Our annual Young Pioneer Program is for children between the age of 9 and 13. The children will experience frontier life and colonial lifestyles while having fun learning about what life was like for kids of early America. Plenty of hand-on activities. (Some of the past activities included: blacksmithing, cooking, metal punching, woodworking, leather working, textile making, gardening, 18th c. games, wheat threshing)
*Registration is Required. Phone 518-568-7779 Tues-Sun 10-4pm. Please register early as there is limited space. There is a Fee to attend the program.
September 9-10 - Fort Klock Two Day Giant Craft Fair
Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Over 100 talented artisans and crafters will offer their homemade creations. This is one of the best craft fairs in the northeast area. Friends of Fort Klock will have homemade food and refreshments on Saturday starting at 11:00 until gone. A food wagon with hamburgers, fries, hot dogs and other treats will be available on both days. Admission and parking is free. Those interested in exhibiting please call Joan Kark-Wren at 518-649-2531 or 518-568-7779 for more information on how to register.
September 30, 18th century Living History event. Colonial lifestyles will be presented, including Brewing and Baking, Kids Militia Muster.The Fort continues to offer a glimpse into 18th century life of a working farm and fortified homestead in the Mohawk Valley.
Fort Klock Will Close for the Regular Season on Columbus Day
December 3 - St. Nicholas Day
Sometimes problems arise with scheduled events that are beyond our control. Please call Fort Klock to confirm dates and events. At times additional events are added to our schedule. These events will be announced on this web page and the local media.
Fort Klock will re-open to celebrate St. Nicholas Day 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m.
St. Nicholas Day is a traditional holiday brought to America by the early Dutch and Palatine German pioneers. It is celebrated at Fort Klock the first Sunday in December of each year. This prelude to the holiday season is a special day for the children. Bundle up your family and come and celebrate this rich heritage with St. Nicholas. Warm fires, spiced cider, hot chocolate, cookies and gingerbread await your family. St. Nicholas will have a wooden ornament for each child, plus there will be storytelling, colonial music and militia drills