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Erie Canal Cruises: Lil’ Diamond III | Herkimer

Take a ride on the historic Erie Canal aboard the newest ship, the Lil’ Diamond III. The 70 foot yacht holds 130 passengers. Join the captain on a fun and historically fascinating cruise, back to a time when the canal was just a vision and boats were pulled by mules and horses.

Fort Stanwix National Monument | Rome

Visit the reconstructed fort on the site of the French & Indian War and Revolutionary War military installations. Six Indian treaties were signed at this historic site. Seasonal re-enactments and demonstrations. Take a tour and learn about 18th century life on the western frontier.

Oneida Community Mansion House | Sherrill

This historic home was built brick-by-brick in stages beginning in 1861 by the utopian Oneida Community (1848-1880). The 93,000 square foot Mansion House reflects the community’s core belief of personal and social perfection. The decoration mirrors architectural styles of the mid-19th century. Guided tour available. Restaurant on premises.

Shako:wi Cultural Center | Oneida

The Center offers visitors an in-depth look at the Oneida Indian Nation. Learn firsthand about the Oneidas as first allies of the colonists during the American Revolutionary War. View authentic Oneida demonstrations, arts and crafts, beadwork, dolls, wampum, and more.

Utica Union Station/Adirondack Scenic Railroad | Utica

This architectural gem and historic landmark, built by Allen H. Stem and Alfred Fellheimer of New York City, opened in May 1914. Tour the train station or take a ride on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Ride in the climate–controlled coaches or take in the fresh, clean air in the open car. Travel through forests, past sparkling rivers, over bridges, tranquil ponds and streams, and into the magnificent beauty of the six million acre Adirondack Park.

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