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Fort William Henry Museum

48 Canada Street
Lake George , NY 12845
(800) 234-0267 OR (518) 668-3081

 

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: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Big Top Tent
Start your Americade week off right?, with Americade's Opening Celebration? sponsored by Rider?? Magazine. Right under ?our? Big Top Tent overlooking beautiful Lake George?, you'll enjoy live music, thousands of dollars in prizes, ?outstanding desserts and amazing new entertainment: The Secret Circus. Last year, the entertainer "brought the house down" with his wildly entertaining comic performance. He has an all new act, and we're bringing him back - you'll love him. ?H?e combines breathtaking circus stunts with lightning fast wit for a rollicking comic experience. The dessert selection?s? ?are terrific:? petite strawberry shortcake, ?p?etite chocolate mousse cups, ?m?aple bread pudding, ?p?etite chocolate cake, rice pudding,? and f?resh fruit cups?!? Plus coffee & tea Rider Magazine always brings lots of great (expensive) prizes often exceeding $3,000 for many lucky winners. Meet 'n greet new friends at this gorgeous spot. There's simply no better way to start your Ameri-Week!
When: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 until Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Conference Center, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY
Get more out of your Ameri-Week with tips from our staff. Feel free to ask any questions, that's what we're here for.
When: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 until Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Demo Area
The Busted Knuckles Stunt Tour is making their debut at Americade 2016, and they're like nothing you've ever seen before. We've hosted world champion stunt riders before, but these guys have a unique and fun approach to their wild stunts....they don't ride motocross or trials bikes. Instead, these guys do all their stunts on Harley-Davidsons! (We asked if they're willing to perform some stunts on a Gold Wing too....they haven't gotten back to us on that yet.) These American Daredevils perform stunts that include wheelies, acrobatics, burnouts, jumps, pyrotechnic stunts, and whatever else they have up their sleeve. These are exclusive shows to Americaders, and if you have a wristband you'll have a front row seat to the show. They perform in the main factory demo area, with the factory tractor trailers in the background. Every show is unique and different. Exciting, crazy and fun are just a few words to describe the Busted Knuckles Stunt Tour, and an energetic Americade crowd is just fuel to the rider's fire.
When: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 until Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center - White Lion Room, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
You'll enjoy a delicious dinner with your fellow Americaders in Fort William Henry’s elegant White Lion Room overlooking Lake George. The White Lion Room is a spectacular setting for a meal, with enormous windows looking northward over 15 miles of Lake George and it's lush mountains. It's The BEST view in the region. As the sun sets over the mountains, the waitstaff will make you feel like kings and queens with this delicious menu: a Bourbon Street Buffet featuring Cajun Roasted Sirloin of Beef, Catfish Filet, Chicken Etouffee, Shrimp Creole, Chicken Gumbo, strawberry bibb salad, tomato/cucumber salad, and Warm Bourbon Bread Pudding.
When: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 until Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
As seen on TV's "Ghost Hunters" show, the historic (and haunted?) grounds of Fort William Henry (and beyond)come alive ?during? this evening stroll in search of spirits. See skeletons and musket balls. With so much history, you may encounter a few ghosts. The walking tour includes some? short hills and stairs. Space is limited. ?
When: Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Conference Center, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY
Do car drivers actually come out of nowhere? Are there only two types of riders: those who have crashed and those who will? And do riders ever really have to lay it down? In this engaging and entertaining workshop, Trow takes on the misunderstandings and longstanding myths of motorcycling. Bring your favorite myth and be ready to participate in the discussion. Eric Trow is a nationally recognized motorcycle skills expert. He owns and operates the legendary, real-world-based Stayin’ Safe advanced rider training program, authors the popular Riding Well column each month in Rider magazine and was named the AMA Road Rider of the Year (2013) for his contributions to the motorcycling community.
When: Tue, Jun 7, 2016 until Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center - White Lion Room, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at one of the most scenic points in Lake George. Perfect for someone taking a demo ride? because it's right next door?! ? Fort William Henry's White Lion Room is the spectacular setting for Americade's breakfast. It's enormous windows look northward, over 15 miles of Lake George and it's lush mountains, giving you The BEST view in the region. The wait staff will make you feel like kings and queens, as you enjoy a good ole American breakfast of Fresh Fruit and Fresh Baked Danishes, Scrambled Eggs, French Toast, Chef's Choice of Bacon or Sausage, Breakfast potatoes, and Coffee & Tea. Americade Tip: Sign up for the breakfast in advance. Prior to breakfast, sign up for a demo time slot on your favorite motorcycle, and come here for breakfast while you wait.
When: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Where: Fort William Henry Conference Center, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY
Relax with coffee, swap stories, make new friends, and share some laughs. Fred Rau is the former Editor of Road Rider, Wing World and Motorcycle Consumer News magazines. As well as the Author of the best selling "Motorcycle Touring Bible". Fred is Americade's all time most popular speaker and winner of the AMA "Most Valued Person in Motorcycling" Awards. Fred will have his book, the Motorcycling Touring Bible, for sale and he'll be glad to sign it for you.
When: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Conference Center - Towers Hall, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY
The Americade runway moves to Wednesday night. See the motorcycle world?'s latest and best fashions?,? on stage at the Americade Fashion Show. There are thousands of $ in door prizes from motorcycle manufacturers & top apparel companies, such as Harley-Davidson, Indian, Slingshot, Victory, Yamaha. All fashions displayed on stage will be given away! ? ?Word has gotten out; the Fashion Show door prizes rock! Don't miss out.
When: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Conference Center, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY
Learn and laugh from one of the best professional enduro motorcycle racers in the world, Jimmy Lewis. You might not know it, but learning to ride on the dirt can make you a much better street rider. Few are better to talk about this than Jimmy Lewis, one of the U.S.'s most famous and successful dirt riders of all time, and former off-road editor of Cycle World magazine. Jimmy operates an acclaimed rider training center in Nevada (JLR Off-Road Training Center); he'll teach you important riding lessons and will share some great racing stories. You'll leave a better, happier rider. Jimmy Lewis is one of America's most successful professional dirt racers and a lifelong motorcycle addict. He's enjoyed tremendous racing success and been able to avoid a "real" job for most of his life. He's been on the podium of the famed Paris-to-Dakar race, won the Baja 1000, and is a 4x Gold Medalist in the International Six Day Enduro.
When: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 until Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Where: Fort William Henry Demo Area
Does your bike have what it takes to compete?
When: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 until Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Conference Center - Towers Hall, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY
Winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing, Alonzo Bodden is back to tickle your funny bone. In response to overwhelming requests from Americaders who loved his show the last couple of years, we're flying this hilarious motorcycle-enthusiast/comedian in again from LA for 3 nights of good, clean humor about motorcycles and the world. You'll laugh so hard, you'll feel it the next day. Nationally known for his appearances on NBC's Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and many others, Alonzo is an avid motorcyclist who's outrageously funny. His sold-out Americade shows receive standing ovations and each year he has new material plus his famous impromptu audience interactions. Treat yourself to a seat before it sells out again. Opening Act: You may have seen Joe Bronzi performing on NBC's "Night Shift," ABC's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire", at the MGM Grand, or opening for legendary comedians like Chris Rock or Louie Anderson, and now Alonzo Bodden. His comedy background includes extensive improv training and his performance style mixes award-winning writing with fast-paced “off-the-cuff” crowd interaction. Upbeat, clean, and positive; Americaders will love him!
When: Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Where: Fort William Henry Conference Center, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY
Ladies Coffee & Motorcycle Club (the "LCMC"). Are you a woman? Do you ride? Then, join this informal, and often funny, group of fellow women riders to talk about things only women riders can identify with. You'll hear the funniest responses to "Is that your husband's bike," you'll learn about where the best bathrooms are at Americade, you'll find the common bond among women motorcyclists, and most importantly you'll make new friends. Don't miss it. Designed for women, but opened to all!
When: Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Demo Area
Americade offers two purely-for-fun riding events in the main factory demo area, which you're invited to join for free! It's a perk of being an Americader. You'll get a kick out of it, and you might just win a trophy! Slow Race - How slowly can you ride? We set up a special straight line course, where ""racers"" compete head-to-head, with the slowest time winning. This always draws a crowd, which adds to the excitement. Golf Ball Balance - Have a passenger and want to join the fun? Ride 2-up through a special traffic cone course, while trying to place golf balls on the top of the cones. Sounds simple, but it requires good rider-passenger coordination. Any rider-passenger combo is allowed. Sign up at the Activities Room at least 1/2 hour before the events begin. These games are entertaining whether you play or watch! Trophies for winners and prizes from? the? sponsor.
When: Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845
Cost: Included with Fort William Henry Admission
Scottish pipe and drum band will perform 18th century music at the Fort William Henry Museum.
When: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 until Sun, Jun 19, 2016 at 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845
Cost: $10 adults/seniors; $5 children. Bring your Dad for free on Father's Day
See 18th century cooking demonstrations, artifact discussions, cannon and musket demonstrations. Special admission rate. Bring your Dad for free on Sunday to celebrate Father's Day!
When: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 until Sun, Sep 11, 2016
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
Cost: Spectators $10 for the weekend / 12 and under FREE
See all the classics! The 28th Annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show will takes place September 8 - 11, 2016 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!

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