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.

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

Parking is only available in our Route 67 parking lot.


Open by appointment Fridays and Saturdays June 18 - Oct 16

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Call in advance to make reservations. Alternate times may be available.

Get your tickets now for Old Fort Johnson 

Colonial Tavern Night 


Friday, October 1, 2021

5:30 -9:00 pm


Featuring Wolf Hollow craft beers, local hard cider, iced tea and a full pulled pork BBQ dinner on the grounds.  Scavenger hunt in the house & 18th century tavern games - bring your friends for a fun beginning for October.



Montgomery County Historical Society
2021