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Aerial view of Fort William Henry Museum
Aerial view of Fort William Henry Museum Aerial view of Fort William Henry Museum
Four re-enactors, three dressed in red British uniforms and one dressed as a Native American Re-enactors
Six costumed re-enactors firing muskets
Costumed re-enactors holding muskets and one holding the British flag
Museum exhibits featuring French & Indian War-era artifacts
Cannons in the Fort William Henry courtyard
A trio of costumed re-enactors firing a cannon
A costumed re-enactor firing a musket
Two costumed re-enactors at Fort William Henry with American and British flags flying in the background
Fife and drum Fife and drum
The Sutler Shop - visit anytime no admission required to shop The Sutler Shop - visit anytime no admission required to shop
Replica  Guns at the Sutler shop Replica Guns at the Sutler shop
View of Lake George from Fort William Henry with a cannon in the foreground Lake George from Fort William Henry
View from behind of costumed re-enactors with bedrolls on their backs
Reenactors Reenactors
Fort Interior Fort Interior
Musket Shooting Musket Shooting
Cannon Firing Cannon Firing
Exhibit Exhibit

Overview

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. 

2020 Fort & Museum Hours:

  • Open 9:30am - 6:00pm daily through September 7, 2020
  • Open 9:00am - 5:30pm Wednesday - Monday, September 8 - October 31, 2020

Ghost tours are available Friday - Sunday, September 4 - October 31. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the museum or by booking online.

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