Located on 178 acres of virgin woodland.
Actual site of Mohawk Indian Village, (called Caughnawaga) where blessed Kateri Tekakwitha lived, from 1666-1677.
Kateri was baptized at St. Peters Chapel in or near the village on Easter Sunday, April 5 1676. The Jesuit Fathers served the mission.
Village discovered and excavated by Fr. Thomas Grassmann OFM Conv. in 1950-57. The village is ½ mile up the road past the gift shop on the north end of the property. You may drive there. The site is on the other side of Hickory Hill Road at the end of our gravel road. See map outside gift shop
The building near here is St. Peters Chapel . It is a converted 200 year old barn built by Simon Veeder. It commemorates the original St. Peter's Chapel. Downstairs is our museum.
At the far west end of the property on route 5 is located the Blessed Kateri Retreat and guest house, established in 1984.
The Conventual Franciscan Friars established the shrine in 1938 at request of the most Rev. Edmund F. Gibbons, bishop of Albany, and continue its administration to the present.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is April 5, 1676.
Location. 42° 57′ N, 74° 23.533′ W. Marker is in Fonda, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on New York State Route 5, 0.4 miles west of Hickory Hill Road, on the right when traveling west. On the grounds of the Saint Kateri National Shrine & Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3628 Route 5, Fonda NY 12068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Liberty Pole (a few steps from this marker); Liberty Pole (a few steps from this marker); Veeder Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caughnawaga (approx. Ό mile away); Caughnawaga Castle Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Caughnawaga (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mohawk Area (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnson Hall - 1763 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fonda.
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