Fort Edward and Rogers Island have been a great place for people to live for thousands of years. When you step inside the Visitors Center you will see exhibits on early native Americans, the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary time period.
The visitors Center is owned by the Town of Fort Edward and managed by the non-profit Rogers Island Heritage Development Alliance (RIHDA). Admission is by donation. The permanent exhibits within the Center tell of the area's earliest known Native American inhabitants, the British fort built here in the 18th century, the renowned Rogers' Rangers who operated from their base camp on this island from mid 1756 until 1759 during the French and Indian War, and Fort Edward's role in the American Revollution.
The Mission Statement:
The Rogers Island HeritageDevelopment Alliance, Inc. and the Rogers Island Visitors Center strive to interpret, educate and promote the prehistory/history, commercial, industrial, social/cultural development and diversity of the region along the Hudson River, Lake George and Lake Champlain Corridor.
Events This Summer
Opening: May 23, 2019
- 10am-4pm, Wed. - Sat., and 1pm-4pm, Sun.
Archaeological Digs in Fort Edward
- July 8 - August 16
- Time: 9am-5pm, Mon. - Fri.
- Credit seeking call: 518-743-2279
- Non-credit call: 518-743-2238
Encampment Dates 2019
- September 20-22
Call Rogers Island at 518-747-3693