To further highlight the 250th anniversary of the building of historic Johnson Hall and the development of its surrounding estate,  the State Historic Site has presented special interpretive walking tours during the 2013 season.

Beyond The Mansion: A Walking Tour of the Johnson Hall Estate and Outbuildings is led by Aaron Robinson, Johnson Hall’s Senior Historic Site Interpreter.  Archeological evidence, historic documents and ongoing research have provided a better understanding and interpretation of the property.  Robinson will detail the historic grounds and outbuilding locations of Sir William Johnson’s 700-acre 18th century working estate, highlighting how the craftspeople, guests, servants and slaves utilized these spaces to make Johnson Hall function.

Robinson, a graduate of the University at Albany Public History Program, has been on the Johnson Hall interpretive staff since June 2011.                                                                                                    

The final Beyond The Mansion guided tour will be held on Saturday, September 21 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.  Tour-goers should meet in the East Stonehouse – reservations are not necessary.  The tour is be given rain or shine.

Johnson Hall State Historic Site will be open for the 2013 season for guided tours through Sunday, October 13.  For more information on Johnson Hall, contact (518) 762 – 8712, visit the Site’s Facebook page, or visit