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 has been the setting for many historical novels, but no fiction could be as interesting as the real story, presented and preserved here for all to enjoy.

Closed for Flood Mitigation Construction - Summer 2020 


Montgomery County Historical Society
2020