Address: 6 mi. W of Amsterdam on NY 5S, Fort Hunter, New York. County/parish: Montgomery.
5 contributing buildings. 1 contributing site.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.
Also known as:
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, also known as Erie Canal National Historic Landmark, is a historic district that includes the ruins of the Erie Canal aqueduct over Schoharie Creek, and a 3.5-mile (5.6 km) long part of the Erie Canal, in the towns of Glen and Florida within Montgomery County, New York. It was the first part of the old canal to be designated a National Historic Landmark, prior to the designation of the entire New York State Barge Canal as a NHL in 2017.
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is the only location where all three phases of New York's Canals can be seen at once. In addition to the Schoharie Aqueduct, the only two remaining locks of the original canal can be found at Schoharie Crossing, as well as three enlarged canal locks and one barge canal lock.(read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000530