Walking tour set Thursday at site

JOHNSTOWN – A walking tour will be conducted Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Johnson?Hall State Historic Site.

Attendees should meet in the East Stonehouse, a news release said.

“Beyond The Mansion: A Walking Tour of the Johnson Hall Estate and Outbuildings” will be led by Aaron Robinson, Johnson Hall’s senior historic site interpreter. 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.

The site is presenting the special tours this season to further highlight the 250th anniversary of the building of Johnson Hall and the development of its surrounding estate, the release said.

The tour will be repeated Aug. 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and Sept. 21 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

For more information, call Johnson Hall at 7628712, visit the site’s Facebook page, or visit www.nysparks.com.