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Old Fort Johnson, Fort Johnson

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Old Fort Johnson is a historic house museum and historic site at 2 Mergner Road (junction of New York State Routes 5 and 67) in Fort Johnson, New York. It is the site of Fort Johnson, a two-story stone house originally enclosed in fortifications built by Sir William Johnson about 1749. The fort served as Johnson's home, business office and trading center until 1763 when he moved to Johnson Hall in what is now Johnstown, New York. Sir William's son Sir John Johnson owned the house from 1763 until 1776, when it was confiscated by the local Committee of Safety. The house remains and is owned and operated as a museum by the Montgomery County Historical Society. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1972.
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  • What a great historical place to take the Family. The history in this Fort is amazing. The grounds are beautiful!  more »
  • A great stop off spot when in the area. A neat little tour is given, This is well worth any history lovers time.  more »

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