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The Old Stone Fort Museum Complex in Schoharie, New York, celebrates and preserves the rich, historic legacy of New York's beautiful Schoharie Valley. Buildings include an early 1700s home, a 1780s Dutch barn, an 1830s law office, and an 1890s one-room schoolhouse as well as the 1772 stone church. During the American Revolution, the church was fortified by patriots and garrisoned by militia. In 1780 it was attacked by an army of 800 Loyalists and Indians. The building is now owned by Schoharie County.
The Schoharie County Historical Society is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit corporation founded in 1888 and chartered as a museum by the New York State Board of Regents. It owns six buildings in the museum complex including an early 1700s home, a 1780s Dutch barn, an 1830s law office, and an 1890s one-room schoolhouse. The Society operates the museums and sponsor a wide variety of educational programs. The Old Stone Fort websites are operated by the Historical Society in support of the Old Stone Fort museum complex.
Hours and Fees
The Society has a collection of more than 50,000 artifacts related to the history of Schoharie County. Museums open May 1 through October 31, Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Sunday Noon to 5:00 PM.
Admission is $5.00 for adults, $4.50 for senior citizens, $1.50 for children aged 5 to 17, and under 5 free.
The Society maintains a research library and a local genealogy collection. Library open May 1 through October 31 Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, subject to volunteer availability.
The Society publishes a semi-annual local history magazine, the Schoharie County Historical Review; a newsletter, and maintains a growing Internet presence.
We offer a wide range of educational and recreational activities which vary each year. See our Events page for current activities.
Society offices are in the William Badgley Museum, across the street from the Old Stone Fort.Old Stone Fort Museum
Address: 145 Fort Road, Schoharie NY 12157
Telephone: (518) 295-7192
FAX: (518) 295-7187