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Fort William Henry Museum

48 Canada Street
Lake George , NY 12845

 

The Fort is open May to October, Sitting atop a small rise, Fort William Henry commanded the southern end of Lake George November 1755 to August 1757 during the French & Indian War. Guided tours are conducted every hour on the hour .

The museum contains many artifacts discovered during archeological digs at the site and search of the lake near the fort. At the end of each tour, children are asked if they wish to Join the Kings Army as a soldier. Soldiers will be given a uniform, musket and a chance to drill with the soldiers. After firing the musket, they will be given a certificate signing them up as soldiers and a coin for payment. 

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Upcoming Events

When: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 until Sun, Aug 9, 2015
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street, Lake George
Enjoy Native American dancers, drum, foods and storytelling at the Fort William Henry Museum!
When: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street, Lake George
Surrender Ceremony marking the surrender of the fort to French Forces under General Montcalm in 1757. 12:00 noon.
When: Tue, Aug 18, 2015
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street, Lake George
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Residents (with proof of residency) of Warren, Washington, Essex and Saratoga County have free admission to the fort.
When: Wed, Aug 19, 2015
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street, Lake George
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Residents (with proof of residency) of Warren, Washington, Essex and Saratoga County have free admission to the fort.
When: Thu, Sep 10, 2015 until Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center
Cost: Spectators $10 for the weekend / 12 and under FREE
See all the classics! The 27th Annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show will takes place September 11 - 13, 2015 in the village of Lake George. Held the weekend after Labor Day every year, the show features classic cars, special events, vendors, fireworks and full day of fun for the entire family!
When: Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street, Lake George
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Residents (with proof of residency) of Warren, Washington, Essex and Saratoga County have free admission to the fort.
When: Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street, Lake George
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Residents (with proof of residency) of Warren, Washington, Essex and Saratoga County have free admission to the fort.
When: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 until Sun, Sep 27, 2015
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street, Lake George
18th century encampment and reenactment of the Battle of Lake George. British, French, Provincial and Native American reenactors will bring history to life!
When: Fri, Oct 2, 2015
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street, Lake George
March to mark the troops departure from Fort William Henry to Fort Edward for the end of the military campaign season.
When: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 until Sun, Oct 4, 2015
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street, Lake George
18th century encampment and reenactment of the troops returning to Fort Edward for the end of the year’s military campaigns.
When: Wed, Oct 7, 2015
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street, Lake George
Home school students and parents are invited to a special day of living history.
When: Sat, Oct 17, 2015
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street, Lake George
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Residents (with proof of residency) of Warren, Washington, Essex and Saratoga County have free admission to the fort.
When: Sun, Oct 18, 2015
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street, Lake George
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Residents (with proof of residency) of Warren, Washington, Essex and Saratoga County have free admission to the fort.
When: Sat, Oct 24, 2015
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street, Lake George
Escape from the fort in the dark of night while being chased by the enemy!
When: Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street, Lake George
Veterans appreciation week. A field of flags each with a name of a veteran will grace the west lawn of the Fort William Henry. Musket Salute and wreath laying ceremony on Wednesday, Nov 11 at 11 am.

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