Johnson Hall State Historic Site

Johnson Hall State Historic Site, Johnstown: Address, Phone Number, Johnson Hall State Historic Site Reviews: 4.5/5

Johnson Hall State Historic Site

Johnson Hall State Historic Site
4.5
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4.5
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georgeandgracie46
Dover, NH161 contributions
Great Tour
Sep 2019
I had been wanting to visit this place for many years and just now made it up here. It was a very well done tour, informative and engaging.
Written September 7, 2019
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Marty C
Ipswich, MA181 contributions
Beautiful House Lots of Local Revolutionary History
Aug 2019
We were a group of 11 with two tour guides. Guides did a good job, but need more help. Other folks entered, and the guides had to ask them to leave. They need a door keeper.

It’s easy to see the tour guides love their job and are well educated in the history.

The house is well maintained and continuing to bring new things such as wallpaper and furnishings into the home.
Written August 6, 2019
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Ron B
Millerton, NY27 contributions
Excellent presentation of vital chapter of Mohawk Valley 18th century history
Sep 2018 • Couples
This State-run historical site is being lovingly cared for and restored. Scott, the docent, gave a fine tour rich in historical detail.

Who knew New York was the biggest slave-holding state north of Maryland? Or that Sir William Johnson was one of the largest slaveholders in the area? That all four signatories to the Declaration of Independence from New York State were all slaveholders? That this property was originally 700 acres, and encompassed all of Gloversville and Johnsoton? I learned all that and more on this tour! Tours are given on the hour. Senior admission was only $3. Wonderful experience!
Written September 7, 2018
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Elizabeth R
Johnstown, NY10 contributions
So Much History Close to Home!
Sep 2017 • Friends
Try to visit once a year. Colonial Fair and other events draw visitors. Continued upgrades on buildings and grounds.
Written August 7, 2018
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whishigi
Bradenton, FL91 contributions
Worthwhile
Jul 2018 • Couples
Remember I don't give excellent ratings unless something is WAY out of the ordinary. This was a good historical stop and a great place to learn more about American history. As true of the VAST majority of historical docents and tour guides, they tend to focus only on the positives. The docent was very knowledgeable and able to answer any questions you might have. Again, you have to take the history of William Johnson in terms of the times in which he lived. Still, there are historical perspectives that paint him as a self promoter and he may have exaggerated some his accomplishments. Since he died before the Revolution, the fact that he was an English aristocrat and would probably have been a Tory is not mentioned. His son certainly was loyal to England and their lands were taken by the Revolutionaries. He also did not seem to "marry" his first wife or any of the other women he lived with and sired children with.
Nevertheless, the information about the Hall and it's construction and uses and as an example of a nobleman's life style is worth the visit.
Written July 19, 2018
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Eburkartjr
Averill Park, NY126 contributions
Rally Stop No. 1
Jun 2018 • Friends
Our car club was on an historical American Revolution road rally that had Johnson Hall as its first stop. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by Rachel the director of the facility and she personally gave a brilliant desertion with such enthusiasm we were taken back into time and learned the full story of Fort Johnson.
This is a must stop for all visitors to the Mohawk River Valley region.
Written June 3, 2018
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Barbara M
Springfield, MO2,826 contributions
We were too early, but could see some information anyway
Aug 2017 • Couples
Unfortunately, this was on our list to see, but they didn't open for another 1 1/2 hours, so we walked around the grounds, peeked in a few low windows and read the markers. We still had a lovely visit, and is a great place for a morning or evening stroll. The garden and statue leading up to Johnson Hall are lovely and interesting, too.
Written September 15, 2017
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C0rgiL0ver
Alton, IL200 contributions
Important Piece of History
Sep 2017 • Couples
Wonderfully preserved historic home of Sir William Johnson, a key figure in Indian affairs prior to the Revolution. The guide was excellent. The grounds are beautiful as is the house itself. A must stop for anybody interested in Colonial American history.
Written September 11, 2017
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rcvedder
Johnstown, NY10 contributions
great histoic home
Sep 2016 • Couples
This is important to the history of colonial times, pre revolution. Sir William Johnson and the Indians.
Written August 16, 2017
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ChiMagMile
Chicago107 contributions
Great Tour!
Jul 2017 • Couples
I recently found out I am a descendant of Sir William, so was eager to see Johnson Hall when I got the opportunity. Our docent, Scott, was excellent--very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I was pleased to see they keep adding to the exhibit. They seem to take it very seriously, but also keep it interesting.The attraction itself is free to walk around the lovely grounds or have a picnic, and the tour tour is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 seniors, children under 8 free. There's a nice gift/book shop. I hope this exhibit it continues to evolve--I would go back. Everything was well-done. (A lot of the reviews had some historical facts a bit off--Sir William actually died before the revolution and his estate was seized after his death, displacing those in his family who lived there.)
Written July 2, 2017
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