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Your day begins by arriving by your bus to the Historic General Herkimer Home in Little Falls, where you will tour the home and learn about General Nicholas Herkimer. 

Once you have a taste for History, you may feel a bit hungryYour appetite will be satisfied by the delicious Promised Land BBQ served in true BBQ fashion, outside, under a tent. Then observe an 18th century chocolate making demonstration by costumed docents.

We depart from the Home on a lil’ Diamond Vessel and listen to the fascinating narration about the three Erie Canals, the significance of Lock 17 in Little Falls, once the highest lift in the world and Lock 18, the most historically intact lock on the Erie Canal.

Your day comes to an end with a little shopping at the beautiful and unique gift shop Gems Along the Mohawk, 800 Mohawk Street, Herkimer, NY 1335

-You must make arrangements for your Bus Driver to meet you there.


Gems is located directly across the street from Exit 30 of the NYS Thruway – If using a GPS, do not turn right at the stoplight after coming thru the toll booth, but continue straight into the parking lot*

**GPS Address** 800 Mohawk St, Herkimer, NY 13350


  • For our Living History Cruise, the Group minimum number is 35 paid Adult passengers with a maximum of 48.
  • You will also receive 2 Complimentary Tickets. 
  • Group pricing is $59.00 per passenger.

If you would like to book a Living History Cruise, please call 315-717-0077 or email at with your preferred date.


  • Living History Cruises are available Wed, Fri, Sat and Sundays. We will check with the partners for availability. When an agreed upon date is decided, there is a NON-REFUNDABLE $750.00 deposit required.
  • 15 Calendar days before your event, an E-mail invoice will be sent stating the amount that is owed in 5 days. You will owe for whatever passenger count you have booked for.
  • 10 Calendar days before your event, Full Payment must be made. It is imperative that you call 315-717-0077 to update any change in your headcount immediately, to guarantee availability on board.


  • 6 hours for our Living History Cruise (10:00am – 4:00pm)
  • 10:00 am Arrival by your Bus at the Herkimer Home, 200 NY State Road 169, Little Falls, NY 13365
  • 10:30 -11:15 Tour of the Herkimer Home
  • 11:15 – 12:15 Promised Land BBQ
  • 12:15 – 1:00 Chocolate Demonstration
  • 1:00 – Board Lil’ Diamond Vessel
  • 1:15 – 3:00 2 Lock Cruise to Gems Along the Mohawk
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Shop at Gems and enjoy several Historic Displays


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