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Fort Johnstown is only one of many historic sites in Johnstown on the Adirondack Scenic Byway

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Fort Johnstown and the former Fulton County Jail

Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30A, near Johnstown in Fulton County

NYS road marker reads Third Mohawk Valley House Built By Sir William Johnson. Important Military Post and Indian Council Place of 1754 to 1760.

Fort Johnstown’s heyday was between 1772 and 1776. A fortified stone jail that was palisaded with blockhouses at the diagonal corners, serving as frontier jail and military prison during the American Revolution. From downtown Johnstown and Route 30A north, turn west onto East Main Street, a.k.a. Routes 29 and 67, north onto North William Street, or Route 29, and then a right on Hall Avenue.

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Closest Byway:Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 30A
Months Occurring:may, june, july, august, september and october
Best Season:summer
Indoors or Outdoors:both
Admission Fee:no
ADA Compliance:yes
Restroom Available:yes
Bus Parking:yes
URL:Fort Johnstown and the former Fulton County Jail website


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