Preservation of Historic Johnson Hall

Johnson Hall

A brief history

Johnson Hall State Historic Site was built in 1763 for Sir William Johnson, first Baronet of New York, his Mohawk wife, Molly Brant, and their eight children. Johnson Hall was the center of a 700-acre working farm that also served as the diplomatic headquarters for the British Crown’s Northern Department of Indian Affairs. The elegant Georgian-style mansion was a gathering place for the colonial elite, British officials and Native Americans. It was furnished and decorated to impress visitors with a display of wealth, style and hospitality on a royal scale.

The mansion and flanking stone houses are now used to interpret the Johnson family through guided tours of the period room settings, educational programs and special events. The buildings are preserved and maintained by New York State’s Historic Sites Program.

Upstairs Bedroom