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.
Old Fort Johnson is now closed for the season. We will re-open for tours in May 2015. See you then!