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.

Thank you to all who attended our recent Raise the Roof Fundraiser Concert. 



A big thank you to Revisions: a Barbershop Quartet for such a great summer evening concert.


New Exhibit


Pieced In Time:

Antique Quilts f

rom 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.



Our next event:

Picnic and a Movie Night at the Old Fort

August 23 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Movie at 7:30 p.m.

Bring a picnic supper and come down to the Old Fort to join us for America: a Romance of the Revolution a 1924 silent movie by filmmaker D.W. Griffith and based on a book by local author Robert W. Chambers. Portions of the movie were filmed right here in the Mohawk Valley.  Bring your own picnic and we’ll have drinks and desserts for all to enjoy.  At 7:00 p.m. we’ll have a short discussion about the movie and author Robert W. Chambers.  The movie will begin approximately 7:30 p.m.  Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair, bug spray and a blanket to enjoy watching the movie in the great outdoors.  This event is free and open to all.