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Fort William Henry Museum

(800) 234-0267 OR (518) 668-3081
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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When: Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Demo Area
Part of Americade. All events subject to change. Call Americade organizers in advance to confirm.
When: Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry, White Lion Room
Make the Opening Celebration even better by enjoying a great dinner overlooking the lake. The Opening Celebration follows this great dinner, and is only steps away.
When: Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Demo Area
Part of Americade. All events subject to change. Call Americade organizers in advance to confirm.
When: Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Big Top Tent
Come and celebrate Americade's Opening Celebration under the Big Top Tent overlooking the lake. Music, prizes, entertainment, food and fun. It's a Must Do.
When: Mon, Jun 1, 2015 until Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Conference Center, Fort William Henry
Get our tips on getting the most out of your Americade experience. Lots of time to get your questions answered.
When: Mon, Jun 1, 2015 until Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: Starts at Fort William Henry Museum
Boo! As seen on TV's "Ghost Hunters" show, the historic (and haunted?) grounds of Fort William Henry (and beyond) comes alive with this evening stroll in search of spirits.
When: Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Demo Area
Part of Americade. All events subject to change. Call Americade organizers in advance to confirm.
When: Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry, Towers Hall
See the latest and best fashions of the motorcycle world!
When: Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: White Lion Room, Fort William Henry
NEW MENU! This is the perfect choice for anyone going to the Comedy Show. You'll enjoy an elegant dinner in Fort William Henry’s wonderful White Lion Room overlooking the lake, which is only a short walk from the Comedy Show.
When: Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Conference Center
Enjoy Featured Speaker Clement Salvadori, Contributing Editor at Rider Magazine.
When: Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Demo Area
Part of Americade. All events subject to change. Call Americade organizers in advance to confirm.
When: Tue, Jun 2, 2015 until Fri, Jun 5, 2015
Where: Fort William Henry Demo Area
Does your bike have what it takes to compete?
When: Tue, Jun 2, 2015 until Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where: White Lion Room, Fort William Henry
This delicious breakfast is perfect for demo ride participants: Enjoy a delicious breakfast at one of the most scenic points in Lake George, while you wait for your demo ride.
When: Tue, Jun 2, 2015 until Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Where: Fort William Henry Conference Center
Americade: Christian Motorcyclists Association
When: Tue, Jun 2, 2015 until Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Towers Hall, Fort William Henry
Back by very popular demand, the comedy shows will surely sell out. Comedian Alonzo Bodden, of NBC's Last Comic Standing.
When: Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Where: Fort William Henry Conference Center
Relax with coffee, swap stories, make new friends, and share some laughs.
When: Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Demo Area
Part of Americade. All events subject to change. Call Americade organizers in advance to confirm.
When: Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Conference Center
Listen to Featured Speaker Florian Neuhauser, Senior Editor of Roadrunner Magazine.
When: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Demo Area
Part of Americade. All events subject to change. Call Americade organizers in advance to confirm.
When: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Demo Area
Show off your balancing skills! Trophies for winners & prizes.
When: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Big Top Tent
Grab your friends (and your Hawaiian shirt) for this Must Do event! We've created a fun, fun, fun beach themed party overlooking the sun set on Lake George, with a great Beach Boy-like band, tiki torches, lots of prizes, and a great Hawaiian feast.
When: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Where: FWH Conference Center
Listen to Featured Speaker Dr. Gregory Frazier, world traveler and author.
When: Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Demo Area
Part of Americade. All events subject to change. Call Americade organizers in advance to confirm.
When: Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 11:30 AM
Where: Fort William Henry Demo Area
Part of Americade. All events subject to change. Call Americade organizers in advance to confirm.
When: Sat, Jun 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: Sun, Jun 21, 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, Jun 27, 2015 until Sun, Jun 28, 2015
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street, Lake George
Bring your scout to the fort for a special day of living history.
When: Tue, Jul 14, 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, Jul 15, 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, 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.