Fort Klock Opens for the Season on May 20, 2023
Visitors may visit the fort from 10 am to 4 pm on May 20
Officials with Fort Klock said Memorial Day “is a day of heroism and heritage.”
Fort Klock is part of a 50-acre complex that includes the historic homestead, a renovated Colonial Dutch Barn, a blacksmith shop, and a 19th-century schoolhouse.
The opening day provides the opportunity for visitors to view time-honored skills passed through generations. Visitors may visit the gardens where members have completed the chores necessary to sustain an 18th-century farm. There also is a blacksmith shop, where visitors will be able to see farm tools created from a hot iron, and colonial food cooking on an open hearth.
There is a textile exhibit room at the fort where visitors can watch as the barn frame loom is warped and prepared for the season’s weaving projects. The demonstration is hands-on, and visitors can participate or watch as the yarn is spun in the spinning wheel. There is also a trade room gift shop with items, gifts, books, and Mohawk Valley maps for sale.
Tours are available during opening day on the hour for a nominal fee of $5
Fort Klock’s Seasonal Hours:
Opening Day until July 4: Friday - Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Then Thursday - Monday 10 am - 4 until Columbus Day.
It is located two miles east of St. Johnsville and five miles west of Nelliston on Route 5.
FREE PARKING and FREE ADMISSION
We Look Forward to Seeing You There!
Opening Day 2023
Fort Klock Restoration, A Fortified Stone Homestead in the Mohawk River Valley of Upstate New York