Old Fort Johnson

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Join us in 2023 for another year filled with programs & activities for everyone!

Saturday, May 20 ~ Hands-On History: Family Day

The house will be open for tours and there will be lots of family-friendly activities, including free ice cream!  Come join us for the day. Open 10:00-4:00 pm. 

Tavern Night at Old Fort Johnson

Friday, July 28

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Our favorite tavern night is better than ever. Toss the Feathers will perform traditional Irish music and we've got award-winning local crafted beers, hard cider and iced tea on tap. The historic house will be open until 6:00 pm, and our 18th century tavern games are out for you to play.  Tavern Admission:  $10.00 per adult.

Or sign up for the full package: Your $30.00 donation includes admission, a full pulled pork BBQ dinner, one complimentary drink, and a souvenir pint glass. Additional drink tickets are available on site. Bring your friends and make it a night to remember!  

Seating is limited so advance tickets recommended. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the roof of the 1749 Old Fort Johnson National Historic Landmark.

Summer Lecture Series: 

Three Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm


Garden Teas

Join us in the summer garden of the Fort for an afternoon tea party.  Admission is a $25.00 non-refundable donation per person and includes your choice of the finest hot and iced teas served with a tower of homemade savory sandwiches, assorted sweets, and fresh fruit.  Held indoors in case of rain. Seating is limited.  


Book your tea reservation by calling 518-843-0300, then send a check to confirm your seat: MCHS, PO Box 196, Ft Johnson NY 12070 

Tuesday, June 13 -   5:00 pm  A Mid-Summer's Evening Tea!

Tuesday, July 11  -    1:00 pm  

Tuesday, August 8 -  1:00 pm  

Montgomery County Historical Society Annual Membership Meeting

Wednesday, September 13 

6:30-7:00 pm

Our annual gathering of the membership of the Montgomery County Historical Society is held at Old Fort Johnson on the second Wednesday of the month of September.  All current members of the Montgomery County Historical Society in good standing are invited to attend. A brief meeting will be held in the parlor at 6:30 pm. 

Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 14   11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the season by helping us make fresh apple cider from the best of the Mohawk Valley apples.  Enjoy crafts, colonial games and tours of the 1749 house.

Holiday Teas in the Old Fort

Saturday, December 3

Two seatings:    11:00 am   &  2:00 pm

Start your holiday season with a tea party with friends in the parlors of Old Fort Johnson. Enjoy your choice of three varieties of hot tea and tower of tasty homemade sandwiches, tea cakes & cookies. All proceeds go to support the restoration of the historic house.  $30.00 per person non-refundable donation.  Advance pre-paid reservations required; seating is limited.  Call to reserve seats and send checks to MCHS, PO Box 196, Fort Johnson NY 12070.

Old Fort Johnson is located on NYS Route 5 at its intersection with Route 67 in the Village of Fort Johnson, 

approximately one mile west of the Amsterdam City line. (GPS Address = 2 Mergner Rd, 12070)