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Lake George Area Historic Sites: Experience Local History Brought To Life

The Lake George area was a critical territory during the French and Indian War, which was fought between England and France in the mid-1700s. Although the war ended more than 250 years ago, the region was left with many noteworthy historic sites that history buffs and inquisitive children alike will want to visit. From reincarnations of military forts to museums specializing in local history, see what glimpses into the past you can catch during your next visit to Lake George.

Craving even more history? Check out our Lake George History Guide »

Aerial view of Fort William Henry Museum
Fort William Henry Museum
Lake George, NY
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.
an aerial view of fort ticonderoga
Fort Ticonderoga
Ticonderoga, NY
Fort Ticonderoga is a bucket list destination! Bring the family and enjoy hands-on activities, daily weapon demos, boat tours, world-class museum exhibits, beautiful gardens, friendly animals, and more. Rain or shine, there's something for everyone!
Children exploring hands-on items in the Everyday Hometown Life exhibit
Chapman Museum
Glens Falls, NY
Located in downtown Glens Falls. The museum features the history of the Glens Falls/Queensbury area. Includes the photographs of famous 19th C. Adirondack Photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard. Summer 2020 exhibit: WWII Home Front Posters
The exterior of Rodgers Island Visitors Center, a green building
Rogers Island Visitors Center
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.
Frances G Kinnear Museum of Local History
Lake Luzerne, NY
Visit the Frances G Kinnear Museum of Local History to see historic artifacts and exhibits about the history of the Hadley-Luzerne area.
Warrensburg Museum of Local History
Warrensburg, NY
The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History exhibits include period clothing, logging and farming tools, school and church history, and products, tools and documents.
Lake George Historical Association & Museum
Lake George, NY
The Lake George Historical Association & Museum is a not-for-profit organization in Lake George Village that is dedicated to preserving the region's rich history. The museum features historic artifacts and exhibits, events, and more year round.
Bolton Historical Society Museum
Bolton Landing, NY
Museum is filled with photographs and exhibits which feature hotels, old tools, boats, ice harvesting equipment, local businesses, steamboats, camping, ice boats, vintage clothing, lakeside mansions, farm implements, schools and families.