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Crown Point State Historic Site

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Address: 21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point, NY
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Comfortable Introduction to Early American History

First saw this site while kayaking on Lake Champlain. Stopped in to check it out, late season so none of the buildings were open, including toilet facilities. However there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
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Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

First saw this site while kayaking on Lake Champlain. Stopped in to check it out, late season so none of the buildings were open, including toilet facilities. However there is plenty of signage to explain the history and significance. First a French Fort and then a British Fort. I look forward to returning when the facility is completely open. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I had a chance to stop at Crown Point fort and it was very ccol. The site actually has two forts on the property, Ft St. Frances and Fort Crown Point. All that is left Ft St Frances is the stone fondation. However, Ft Crown Point has two remaining buildings. The buildings give you a little bit of an insite... More 

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Thank Erik S
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

It is a true gem of a museum and site to see. It is a great exhibit and walking the forts ruins is fantastic. The views of the lake and bridge are amazing. A must see for all history buffs and others that want to enjoy beautiful views.

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Thank James C
Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Travelling on the 9N/22 through the Aadirondacks, take route 17east for about five miles to reach Crown Point State Historic Site just short of the state borders. The location of the site is a place of outstanding beauty, right on the edge of Lake Champlain and near to the new modern road bridge connecting NY state to Vermont. Ideal for... More 

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Newark, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Located at a narrow passage on Lake Champlain, Fort Crown Point guarded what otherwise would have been the easy north-south movement of troops and supplies through this heavily wooded area. When visiting, you learn about the fort's French predecessor, Fort St. Frederick, and what happened to it with Fort Crown Point becoming the largest fort in North America during the... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Do you know how wonderful a museum and/or historic sight can be when a staff person or volunteer takes the time to explain what is in front of your eyes? We were fortunate enough to visit fairly early Sunday (8/30/15) morning when the sight was not crowded. The three NYS employees were overjoyed to explain the models in the museum,... More 

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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 via mobile

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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