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Fort William Henry Historical Fortress & Museum

Where history comes alive!
48 Canada Street Lake George, NY 12845 |
aerial view of FWHFort William Henry sits atop a small rise at the southern end of Lake George.
ReenactorsCome experience life in a British fort at this Lake George historic site and museum!
Musket ShootingSee musket shootings, cannon firings, and much more.
Cannon FiringFrom special events and ceremonies to reenactments, there's always something exciting going on.
reenactmentEpic reenactments will take you back to the 18th century.
kids in period costumesThis is the place to go in Lake George for family fun and field trips!
museum exhibitMuseum exhibits include artifacts and exhibits depicting Lake George's role in the French & Indian War.
Fort InteriorThe museum is open for special events, tours, and more.
sign that says ghost toursIf you're brave enough, there are Haunted History tours in addition to regular guided tours!
graveOn the grounds as well as inside you'll find historical markers and remnants from the past.
The Sutler ShopMake sure to stop by the gift shop to get a souvenir!
FWH entranceVisit their website to learn more and plan a visit today!


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!

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