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Crown Point State Historic Site

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Address: 21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point, NY
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Revolutionary War history on Lake Champlain

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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Wye Mills, Maryland
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Wye Mills, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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Concord, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you want a more off the beaten path historic trip, Crown Point State Historic Site is for you. A few remains of the fort still stand. On the shore of Lake Champlain and next to the bridge offers great photo opportunities!

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Crown Point, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The historic site for the old forts much information. Personally I like the country ski trails or bike trails, where you can see the restored kiln and fort ruins / being restored. Lots of history, great presentation inside the museum. Check out the lighthouse across the road that you can climb

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London, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Nice place to walk around just by itself. The museum, forts, and history make it even better. If I lived nearby, I'd come here for picnics and evening walks. The museum was also very interesting and well organized. They gave us some ideas of where else we could walk in the area to see other historic sites.

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Staatsburg, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
53 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Crown Point State Historic Site contains the ruins of the French Fort St. Frederic and the British Fort of Crown Point. Neither of these ruins have been renovated. The ruins of Fort St. Frederic are the modest walls one will find down by the water's edge by the bridge while those of Crown Point (which are always pictured) are up... More 

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Boylston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our family stopped here on a weekday (free entrance to the site, but museum closed) and enjoyed wandering about the ruins. A beautiful, quiet, historic spot and well worth a visit.

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Rutland, Vermont, United States
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113 reviews 113 reviews
32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Nice day trip from Rutland. We are fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the country. Great place to bring a picnic lunch.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Well presented movie on the history of area as well as the original ruins of both the French and English Forts which played important roles in the colonial period. Well informed personel and good exhibitions. Closed during the Winter and early Spring.

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