Old Stone Fort Museum

Local nameOld Stone Fort Museum
LocationSchoharie, New York, USA

Located in the village of Schoharie, Schoharie County New York, the Old Stone Fort was originally built as a Reformed Dutch Church in 1772. With the coming of the American Revolutionary War, the church was enclosed by a log stockade in 1777.On October 17, 1780, a force of approximately 800 loyalists and Native Americans under Sir John Johnson and Mohawk Capt. Joseph Brant raided the valley and briefly attacked the fort before proceeding north toward the Mohawk Valley. A cannonball hole can still be seen in a cornice at the rear of the building.

The stockade was removed in 1785 and the building continued service as a church until 1844 when it was replaced by the present Reformed Church in the village. In 1857 the former fort was sold to the State of New York for $800. Through the American Civil War and until 1873, it was used as an armory. Then, it was given to the county for historical use.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Stone_Fort_(Schoharie,_New_York)

Official website http://theoldstonefort.org/

Email office@schohariehistory.net

Phone +1 518 295 7192

Address 145 Fort Road, Schoharie, NY 12157, USA

Coordinates 42°40'38.271" N -74°18'6.481" E

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