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.

Raise the Roof Fundraising Concert

Friday, August 1

7:00 p.m. 

at Old Fort Johnson


Revisions: a Barbershop Quartet 

will be taking us back to those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer with delightful tunes from the 19th and early 20th centuries. 


Plus, there will be make your own ice cream sundaes to enjoy while listening to the wonderful music. 


Tickets are just $20 and may be purchased at the door. 


All proceeds go to our new roof fund. 


For more information please call 518-843-0300

or e-mail museum@oldfortjohnson.org  



New Exhibit

Pieced In Time: Antique Quilts from Montgomery County


 Over a dozen antique quilts all made in Montgomery County are now on display at the Old Fort.  Ranging in age from the mid-19th century to early 20th century they are beautiful examples of artistic expression.

The quilts will be on display until October 15.