Our 2017 Season Hours: Open Wed-Sat 10-4 and Sun 1-5
NOTE: Museum will be closed Sunday, September 3
Old Fort Johnson is the 1749 limestone house William Johnson built
on the Mohawk River in colonial New York. It was fortified for protection during the French & Indian Wars. Known by the local Mohawk as Warragh-i-ya-gey (Man of Big Business), Johnson became the British Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Many Native America conferences were held on this site. King George II made Johnson a Baronet after his heroic victories in the Battles of Lake George & Fort Niagara. Old Fort Johnson
was home to members of the Johnson family until the eve of the American Revolution. The family remained loyal to England and were forced to leave the Mohawk Valley by 1776. Their properties were seized by American patriots and the contents sold at auction.
Today Old Fort Johnson 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.