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Fort William Henry Historic Fortress & Museum

Where history comes alive!
48 Canada Street Lake George, NY 12845 | fwhmuseum.com
aerial view of FWH Fort William Henry sits atop a small rise at the southern end of Lake George.
Reenactors Come experience life in a British fort at this Lake George historic site and museum!
Musket Shooting See musket shootings, cannon firings, and much more.
Cannon Firing From special events and ceremonies to reenactments, there's always something exciting going on.
reenactment Epic reenactments will take you back to the 18th century.
kids in period costumes This is the place to go in Lake George for family fun and field trips!
museum exhibit Museum exhibits include artifacts and exhibits depicting Lake George's role in the French & Indian War.
Fort Interior The museum is open for special events, tours, and more.
sign that says ghost tours If you're brave enough, there are Haunted History tours in addition to regular guided tours!
grave On the grounds as well as inside you'll find historical markers and remnants from the past.
The Sutler Shop Make sure to stop by the gift shop to get a souvenir!
FWH entrance Visit their website to learn more and plan a visit today!

Overview

Sitting atop a small rise, Fort William Henry commanded the southern end of Lake George from November 1755 to August 1757 during the French & Indian War. Experience life in a British fort at this Lake George historic site and museum!

Step Back in Time at the Fort William Henry Museum

Watch a live cannon firing, play 18th century games, and join the King's Army at the Fort William Henry Museum! This Lake George historic site and museum always has exciting events, reenactments, and tours going on, including Guided Fort Tours, Haunted History Tours, and more. You and your group will have a fun time speaking with British Regulars, Provincial Troops, and Rangers to learn more about this exciting period in Colonial America.

There are a variety of exhibits to discover throughout the museum, which highlight the Fort and the French & Indian War. After your history adventure, be sure to stop by the Sutler Shoppe for Fort William Henry and Lake George souvenirs, books, toys, candy, high quality replica muskets and cannons, clothing, and other gifts. The gift shop is located inside the fort but is open to the entire public, no admission required.

This is the place to go for family fun, field trips, and much more. Come and explore the sights and sounds of the French & Indian War! Fort William Henry is open year round, with winter military demonstrations and tours starting in late January.

Visit their website to learn more!

Upcoming Events

Aug
8
Thu
Guest Speaker: George on George
7:00 PM at Fort William Henry Conference Center 48 Canada St  Lake GeorgeNY  12845
Aug
9
Fri
Annual Surrender Ceremony at Fort William Henry
1:00 PM at Fort William Henry Hotel 48 Canada Street  Lake GeorgeNY  12845
Aug
13
Tue
Community Appreciation Days at Fort William Henry
Fort William Henry Museum 48 Canada St  Lake GeorgeNY  12845
Aug
23
Fri
Film Screening - Last of the Mohicans Interactive Movie
7:15 PM at Fort William Henry Parade Ground 48 Canada Street  Lake GeorgeNY  12845
Sep
14
Sat
Basics of Wooden Ship Hull Construction
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Fort William Henry Historic Fortress 48 Canada St  Lake GeorgeNY  12845
Sep
17
Tue
Community Appreciation Days at Fort William Henry
Fort William Henry Museum 48 Canada St  Lake GeorgeNY  12845
Sep
20
Fri
French and Indian War Reenactment & Encampment
Lake George Battlefield Park 34 Fort George Road  Lake GeorgeNY  12845
Sep
28
Sat
Understanding the National Register of Historic Places and a Primer on Writing a National Register Nomination
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Fort William Henry Historic Fortress 48 Canada St  Lake GeorgeNY  12845
Oct
19
Sat
Community Appreciation Days at Fort William Henry
Fort William Henry Museum 48 Canada St  Lake GeorgeNY  12845
Nov
11
Mon
Field of Flags
Fort William Henry Museum 48 Canada Street  Lake GeorgeNY  12845

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