Old Fort Johnson

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Open May 16 - October 14, 2018
Wednesday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm 
Sunday 1:00-5:00pm

Please be advised: this home of a Loyal follower of the British king is not open to the public on the day that American rebels celebrate their declaration of independence. We return to normal hours on July 5.

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.

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