Old Fort Johnson

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Old Fort Johnson is the original 1749 limestone house, on the north bank of the Mohawk River, New York Colony, built by Sir William Johnson, (Warragh-i-ya-gey), Superintendent of Indian Affairs and hero at the Battles of Lake George and Fort Niagara. 
The Old Fort was home to William, Catherine Wisenberg, Molly Brant, John Johnson and family throughout the French & Indian War. 


Photographs and line drawings of the Old Fort can be studied at the 
Historic American Buildings Survey website.
Today the Old Fort is a museum and more. Here visitors can steep themselves in the social, cultural, military and industrial past of the Mohawk Valley. And though the Old Fort has been the setting for many historical books, no fiction could be as interesting as the real story of Old Fort Johnson, presented and preserved here for all to enjoy.

Thank you to all who attended our recent Raise the Roof Fundraiser Concert. 

 

 

A big thank you to Revisions: a Barbershop Quartet for such a great summer evening concert.

 

OUR NEXT EVENT:

 

Voices of the Past: After Sir William

Friday, October 3 - 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This evening, candlelit event will focus on readings from Johnson Family letters following the death of Sir William in July, 1774. Visitors will be led through select rooms in the Old Fort where they will stop and listen to excerpts from the various documents. The guided, candlelight tours will be given regularly between 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $5.00 per person and reservations are not required. Tours will be given on a first come, first served basis.

 

 

 

 

FALL BAKING DAY!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Join us for a final day of baking in our reproduction bake oven.  There'll be apples, cider and more.

Guided tours of the Old Fort will be given at:

11:00 a.m.,12:00 p.m. ,1:00 p.m, and 2:00 p.m.

 

ADMISSION IS FREE BUT DONATIONS ARE ALWAYS APPRECIATED.

 

 

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO BRAVED THE RAIN AND MADE OUR 2014 TASTE OF HISTORY SUCH A GREAT SUCCESS!

 

We're already planning for next year so see you on Septebmer 12, 2015.