Old Fort Johnson

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Old Fort Johnson is the 1749 limestone house built by William Johnson on the Mohawk River in colonial New York. It was fortified for protection during the French & Indian Wars from 1755-63. Johnson convened many Native American conferences on this site as the British Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Northern Department.

King George II made Johnson a Baronet in 1755 after his heroic victories in the Battles of Lake George & Fort Niagara. 
Old Fort Johnson was one of four Johnson family homes on the eve of the American Revolution. The family remained loyal to King George and had to leave the Mohawk Valley by 1776.  Their properties were seized by American patriots and the contents sold at auction.  

Old Fort Johnson remained in private hands until 1906 when it was opened to the public as a historic house museum by the Montgomery County Historical Society.

Old Fort Johnson Colonial Tavern
Friday, September 30, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Kick off Oktoberfest on Friday, September 30 with an outdoor tavern featuring craft German-style beers brewed by Montgomery County's only brewery - Eisenadler Brauhaus.   Hard cider & our own iced tea will also be available. Your $25.00 admission includes one drink, a full Pulled Pork Barbeque dinner with sides, and a souvenir Old Fort Johnson pint glass. Additional alcoholic drink tickets available for sale on site.

The gates open at 4:00 pm and we will be serving beer until 8:00 pm. The historic house museum will be open to explore until 6:00 pm. And of course, we’ve got eighteenth century board & lawn games to test your skills. Bring your friends and make it an evening to remember! All proceeds from this event go towards the restoration of Old Fort Johnson's roof.   

Seating is limited, so advance pre-paid reservations are required for dinners.  Available by mail or online.

Parking is available in our Route 67 parking lot. Event parking also on front lawn.

Open for tours Wednesday-Saturdays June 18 - Oct 15

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sundays 1-5 pm

Call in advance to make reservations. Last tour leaves one hour before closing.

Montgomery County Historical Society