Living History


Old Austerlitz is a living history museum of post-and-beam houses, a granary, a blacksmith shop, a one-room schoolhouse, Christian church and other historic buildings. A large barn and storage sheds have been reconstructed on a 20 acre field at Route 22 and Harvey Mountain Road.

The land was donated to the Historical Society by Robert Herron, a lifelong resident whose family’s roots in the town date back seven generations. Herron envisioned an early 1800s village on site, with educational programs, community events and a library housing historic and genealogical materials, all open to members and visitors alike. His dream is finally coming into fruition.

Please check out our Buildings & Grounds Page to learn more about our property.