Old Fort Johnson was built by William Johnson in 1749. While living here, Johnson was made the Baronet of New York by George II and named “Superintendent of Native American Affairs for the Six Nations and other Northern Indians”. Sir William Johnson built a new house in 1763, leaving this home to his son, John Johnson, who lived here until his father’s death in 1774.
The house is now operated as a house museum by the Montgomery County Historical Society. The period rooms include furniture from 18th century homes in the Mohawk Valley, and collections that span more than three centuries of Montgomery County history.
Open mid-May to mid-October on Wednesday – Saturday from 10:00-4:00 and Sundays from 1:00-5:00 pm.