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Johnson Hall State Historic Site

Take a dive into colonial American history by visiting the Johnson Hall Historic Site, the once home to Sir William Johnson.

Photo Courtesy of Johnson Hall State Historic Site

About Johnson Hall State Historic Site

Johnson Hall was the 1763 Georgian-style estate of Sir William Johnson, Molly Brant––a Mohawk Indian––and their eight children. Johnson’s fame knows no bounds. Within the colonial Mohawk Valley, he was the largest single landowner and most influential individual. In fact, his successful manipulation of the Six Nations of the Iroquois greatly influenced England’s defeat of France over control of North America.

Originally, Johnson Hall was the centerpiece of the 700-acre estate, complete with gardens, a mill, blacksmith shop, Indian store, barns, slave and servant housing and other buildings. Until 1906, Johnson Hall remained a private residence. It was then that the State of New York acquired the home and opened it to the public as a State Historic Site.

Today, Johnson Hall continues to attract visitors and explain the Johnson family history through guided tours of the period rooms and of the grounds.

Johnson Hall State Historic Site offers guided along with group tours. After exploring this historic house, enjoy your lunch at the site’s accessible picnic area!

Hours of Operation

For the 2019 season, Johnson Hall State Historic Site is open from May 15 to October 13. Guided tours of the hall are on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tours begin on the hour, and the last tour is at 4 p.m.

“Fascinating and wonderful! The tour guide gave one of the best tours I’ve ever taken. The home of Sir William is well worth a visit.”

—Bonnie D., Facebook

Take Amtrak to the Johnson Hall State Historic Site 

Experience this site’s rich history via Amtrak to Amsterdam Station in Central New York—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Amsterdam Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Amsterdam office today at: 518-843-8535.