Old Fort Johnson

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Montgomery County Historical Society Annual Membership Meeting

Wednesday, September 8,  6:30-7:30 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.


Tavern Night at Old Fort Johnson

Friday, October 1

5:30-9:00 pm

Celebrate the arrival of October with a tavern night at Old Fort Johnson.  We'll have Wolf Hollow craft beers on tap, hard cider and ice tea, plus a full pulled pork BBQ dinner.  The historic house will be open until 7:00 pm for a scavenger hunt.  Outside we have 18th century tavern games on the lawn and under the tents. Your $25.00 admission includes one drink and a souvenir pint glass; additional drink tickets are available on site. Bring your friends and make it a night to remember!

Garden Teas

Highway construction is making a mess of our front yard, but the gardens are more beautiful than ever.  We're planning two teas with very limited seating so grab a hard hat and come join us!  The cost is $25.00 per person and includes your choice of three teas and a tower of savory sandwiches, assorted sweets, and fresh fruit.  Held indoors in case of rain. Seating is limited.  PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS ARE NOW REQUIRED.

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 

Thursday, July 22 -  Hard Hat Tea 1:00 pm - very limited seating NOW SOLD OUT

Saturday, September 11 -  Afternoon Tea 1:00 pm - tickets still available

Delayed Opening  ~  Summer 2021
Old Fort Johnson will not open until June 18, 2021.  Due to ongoing construction on Route 5 and COVID restrictions, the museum will only be open for tours on Fridays and Saturdays from June 18-October 16, 2021.  Appointments are required in advance - call the museum at 518-842-0300 to schedule your visit.

Saturday, August 28 ~ Re-Open House: An Anniversary Celebration 

It's been ten years since Hurricane Irene roared through the Mohawk Valley, and we are inviting all of our friends to come celebrate what we have accomplished at Old Fort Johnson since then.  Check out our new flood walls and beautifully restored gardens.  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. 

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)