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.

Old Fort Johnson is now open for the season.  Come visit us Wednesdays through Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm      Sundays 1:00 - 5:00 pm  

Please note:

Old Fort Johnson,

the home of a British Loyalist,

will be closed on the Rebel Holiday of July 4.

"Masts & Spars in the Wilderness: A Historic Look at the Navies on Nearby Waterways"

Lecture by Michael Aikey, Director of the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs,

July 15, 2015 at Old Fort Johnson -- 6:30 - 8:00 pm


Did you miss our amazing "Impressions of Old Fort Johnson" Art Show on Opening Day?


Over a dozen local artists captured images of the Old Fort and its grounds in many moods and every season. They have generously donated their impressions to be included in a stunning 19 month calendar now on sale in our Visitors Center Gift Store. You can have a new view of Old Fort Johnson on your wall every month from June of this year  to the end of next year.  The $20 donation for the calendar goes entirely towards our Roof Restoration Fund.



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