Hi everyone! Last week I took you with me as my sweet husband and I drove through some beautiful countryside on our way to the small town of Schoharie (Driving Through the Helderbergs). Today I thought I’d show you the historic homes we toured. Several homes, two house museums, and one tavern opened for our inspection, and we enjoyed the experience thoroughly.
Named after the son, Peter Mann Snyder, of the original owner of the home, Yankee Pete dates to 1892 and has undergone significant restoration over the past twenty years by the current owners.
Becker Stone House
The house contained an interesting collection of decor from almost every era, like this 1970s shag carpeting in one of the bedrooms. But those gorgeous window casings and that original glass, they are original to the house.
Built in 1772, Swart’s Tavern was one of my favorite homes on the tour. Like many of the other homes and buildings in Schoharie, it suffered damage during the Revolutionary war. Patriots from the nearby stockade prevented it from burning to the ground.
Palatine House Museum
We enjoyed every minute of our wandering through these fascinating houses. I have four more to share, if you’re up to it. I’ll probably post the second half of this tour sometime next week. I hope you’ll come back to read the conclusion.
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