©

Henderson trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Henderson

Trip Planner USA  /  New York State  /  Henderson
(3.6/5 based on 25+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: nature
Henderson is a town in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 1,360 at the 2010 census. The town is named after William Henderson, the original European-American land owner.The Town of Henderson is in the west part of the county and is southwest of Watertown.HistoryThis area had long been occupied by the Onondaga people, a nation of the Iroquois Confederacy, a Native American coalition of tribes who controlled most of upstate and western New York around the Great Lakes by the 15th century. Because most nations of the Iroquois Confederacy had allied with the British in the American Revolutionary War, after the latter's defeat, the United States forced the Iroquois to cede most of their land in New York under the terms of the peace treaty. The tribes moved to Canada, where the British offered them land in what is now Ontario.New York made available for sale millions of acres of the former Iroquois lands at very low prices in an effort to stimulate settlement and agricultural development of its western and upstate territories. It offered some land to veterans as payment for their service during the war. Speculators based in New York City bought huge portions of land and sold them later for development.As a result, by 1801 the town had been surveyed and divided into lots, but settlers did not begin to arrive until 1802. Most settlers migrated from New England, which had limited lands available for farming. The Town was officially organized in 1806 from territory previously part of the Town of Ellisburg.
Plan your visit to Henderson and other destinations in United States using our United States family vacation planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Henderson

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Henderson

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Henderson:
Shopping, zoos & aquariums, fun & games
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, nature, wineries
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, wineries, shopping
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums, outdoors, sightseeing
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Zoos & aquariums, shopping, adventure
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to New York State

5 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in United States BY A USER FROM QATAR July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Boston, New York City & Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in New York City BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in New York City BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Buffalo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans