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Sir William Johnson was originally from Ireland and he distinguished himself during the French and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marilyn H
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We had a wonderful visit to this beautiful site. The tour guide was knowledgeable and open to... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
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State Routes 5 & 67, Fort Johnson, NY 12070
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

We happened upon this history home on a Sunday drive along the old Mohawk Turnpike (Rte 5). Fort Johnson was built in 1749 by Sir William Johnson to house his family. He fortified it during the French and Indian war. There is a visitors center...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sir William Johnson was originally from Ireland and he distinguished himself during the French and Indian War. His home was built before the American Revolution and includes an almost 300 year old outhouse. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable.

Thank Marilyn H
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We had a wonderful visit to this beautiful site. The tour guide was knowledgeable and open to answering questions from younger historians even some that may have seemed silly. He is an excellent representative for this site and historians!

2  Thank Monique S
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Limited operating hours. Very limited parking. Beautiful floral gardens. Well maintained lawn & shrubs. Nice wooden walking bridge over stream. Picnic tables available. Very attractive stonework on house/Fort. Only toured exterior of buildings and grounds as museum was closed when I arrived. Holes in fortification...More

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This was the original homestead site for Sir William Johnson before he moved to Johnstown NY (Johnson Manor Historic site). Site is well maintained, with good guides in season. Interesting Pre-Revolutionary war site, Johnson instrumental in peaceful dealings with native Americans.

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Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Came here with two small children. The tour guide was great however it is difficult to follow when you have kids with you. They gave my nephews a scavenger hunt pamphlet very nice it helped them keep busy. If you can stop by, bring a...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 4 October 2014

We arrived at this site only 40 min. to closing and the staff was so accommodating. Waiting for us to take our time on the tour of house and gardens. I am sure we were there late, but they gave us the "overtime" tour with...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2014

The volunteers here hold interesting workshops and events every season. I attended one on antique quilts. There is a small gift shop and a beautiful garden area. Check their schedule!

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

A weekend with my hubby, to see the Howe Caverns and nearby attractions…we told about this place by the people who owned the B&B we stayed at. Very cute little park and stream, with great old stone buildings. Glad we took their advice. The pics...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2013

We happened upon this history home on a Sunday drive along the old Mohawk Turnpike (Rte 5). Fort Johnson was built in 1749 by Sir William Johnson to house his family. He fortified it during the French and Indian war. There is a visitors center...More

7  Thank SydneyRom
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