LIVING HISTORY CRUISES

Adult
$64
Child Ages 4–10
$43
Infant Ages 3 & under
Free

LIVING HISTORY CRUISE THROUGH 2 LOCKS

Welcome aboard the living history cruise and tour of the historic General Herkimer Home!

This specialty cruise departs from and returns to Gems Along the Mohawk. We will board a bus for a short ride to the Historic Home of Revolutionary War Hero General Nicholas Herkimer. There we are greeted by costumed re-enactors and begin the tour of the historic Georgian mansion and grounds. After the tour, we’ll enjoy a fabulous BBQ feast from Promiseland Farm & BBQ. We end our visit to the Herkimer Home on a sweet note with an 18th-century chocolate-making demonstration with samples!

We then board a Lil’ Diamond vessel for an exciting cruise through two locks on the Erie Canal: Lock 17 and Lock 18.

At over 40 feet, Lock 17 in Little Falls is the tallest lift on the NY State Canal System, and Lock 18 remains one of the most historically intact locks featuring 100+ year-old equipment. Your fully narrated cruise also features live question and answer sessions with the Captain as we travel through the Locks.

We then arrive back at Gems Along the Mohawk for a unique specialty shopping experience featuring NY products!

KEY POINTS ABOUT THIS TOUR

  • 2020 dates:
    • Wednesday 7/29
    • Saturday 8/1
    • Sunday 8/9
    • Saturday 8/22
    • Sunday 8/30
  • Historic, educational, and fun 6-hour event that includes a cruise through Lock 17 and Lock 18 on the Erie Canal and BBQ lunch, a tour, and chocolate making at the Historic Herkimer Home.
  • Cruise ticket includes cruise, lunch, tour and chocolate making demonstration.

TOUR TIMES

  • 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • See schedule for cruise dates or call (315) 717-0077 for more information

MEETING PLACE AND CHECK-IN TIME

  • Boarding bus: 9:30 a.m. at Gems Along the Mohawk, Herkimer NY
  • GPS Address: 800 Mohawk Street, Herkimer, NY 13350
  • Erie Canal Cruises, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any cruise, change schedules or routes and substitute vessels at any time without prior notice. All lock cruises are subject to lock availability.
  • Tour begins at the Herkimer Home at 10 a.m. and returns to Gems Along the Mohawk at approximately 3 p.m.

YOUR MOUTHWATERING BUFFET-STYLE LUNCH FROM PROMISE LAND BBQ GENERALLY INCLUDES

  • Promise Land’s famous Slow Smoked Pulled Pork
  • Sausage w/ peppers & onions
  • Slow smoked BBQ Chicken (legs & thighs)
  • Hofmann Hot Dogs with sauerkraut
  • Slow smoked BBQ beans
  • Promised Land’s Summer Pasta Salad
  • Salt Potatoes
  • Desserts are the chef’s choice which include;
  • Watermelon (in season)
  • Cookies
  • Pastries
  • This menu is served with bread or rolls from a local bakery named Heidelberg and Soda or Water

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

The Living History Cruise is not accessible for people with mobility limitations. Call 315-717-0077 for more information.