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Crown Point State Historic Site

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Address: 21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point, NY
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Lots of history here

Stopped on our way to Vermont. The state Historic Site is free to enter but there is a nominal charge to visit the museum which I strongly recommend you do. You begin your visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Stopped on our way to Vermont. The state Historic Site is free to enter but there is a nominal charge to visit the museum which I strongly recommend you do. You begin your visit with a short movie and visual presentation that gives the background of the site and enables you to understand what you are looking at. The small... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Visited the ruins. Nice setting by the lake but nothing much to see or do. A nice place for a quiet picnic. Some information about the history but not much.

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Canandaigua, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stopped for some information at the center and decided to stop in at the fort. There were many interpretive signs around the area but the most impressive thing to look at was the bridge.

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Maryland, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The two forts at Crown Point, French Fort st. Frederic and Amherst's massive British fortress are well worth a visit, especially for anyone studying colonial- revolutionary war history. Walking the sites is easy, exploring the extensive ruins can be fun and enlightening. Students can also learn more about garrison life through the Visitor's Center/Museum, which also puts the forts into... More 

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Ballston Lake, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Movie is good and the visitor's center is staffed with knowledgeable people. There is not much left of the forts, but they are huge for the time period. If you like history of the 1700's then this is a must see. If you want to see more interpretative history go to Fort Ti down the lake, it is a gem... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The ruins of these two forts was very interesting. While viewing bridge to Vermont we walked the fort ruins. We were surprised at how large of British fort which overlooks French fort closer to the lake

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Cambridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There were two forts here -- an early French fort and later a huge British fort. Wild flowers grow on the ruins of both forts, making them very picturesque during the spring and summer. The museum does a good job showing what they looked like originally. The French fort is perhaps the most interesting, in that it's hard to imagine... More 

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Wye Mills, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We found this park by chance, not knowing anything about Crown Point. They have a wonderful small museum there that boasts a very good orientation movie, and a tour led by an excellent docent. The remains of the two forts that are there are awe inspiring, when you consider the tools and methods that were used to build them. The... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A nice peaceful place for a walk and a picnic. A couple of ruined forts to wander over and explore - would keep any children amused whilst the adults enjoy the wonderful views across the lake to Vermont Or you can walk the new Champlain Bridge which only takes 5-10 mins or so each way depending if you stop for... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Enjoy a restful stop in a place that has seen a lot of history. It's just below the only bridge over Lake Lake Champlain. A short film in the Visitor Center dramatizes the events of the French and Indian War that was fought here, and whets your appetite for a walk among the ruins of two forts--French and British. Clean... More 

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