The Union Hall Inn was built as a stagecoach tavern in 1798 by Capt. Vaumane Jean Baptiste de Fon Claire, an officer in the French Army during the reign of Louis XVI.
The inn, then called the de Fon Claire Inn, a favorite stopping off place for travelers, was also the favorite inn of Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napolean, who came to Johnstown to race his horse.
Local lore contends that in the early 1800′s, it was the tap room of the Inn that Nick Stoner, noted hunter, trapper, Indian fighter and Revolutionary War soldier, killed an Indian to avenge his fathers death.
In 1824, the name was changed to Union Hall Inn, reflecting the wave of federal pride in the country. It served as an inn until the mid 1880′s, when it was purchased as a private residence, which it remained until the 1930′s.
It was then restored to a colonial eating establishment and has been operating as such since that time.
The Union Hall Inn is open for Lunch and DinnerSince 2005, Union Hall Inn has been owned by Kim and Ann Henck. Their daughter, Culinary Institute of America graduate, Pastry Chef Megan Saltsman (2004) maintains high standards for exceptional food.
Lunch: Tuesday through Friday from 11:30am – 2:00pm.
Dinner: Tuesday through Saturday 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Reservations appreciated at 518-762-3210