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.

Limited Hours - Summer 2021 

Due to ongoing construction on Route 5 in front of Old Fort Johnson this summer, 

our hours and activities will be more limited than we all would like them to be.

Parking is only available in our Route 67 parking lot.

Museum Opening - DELAYED UNTIL JUNE 2021

Tours by Appointment only:  Fridays and Saturdays June 18 - Oct 16

NO GARDEN TEAS are scheduled at this time.

Montgomery County Historical Society