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Fort William Henry

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Address: 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
Phone Number: 518-668-5471
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Description: Tour the site of the dramatic battle, that took place in 1757, between the...
Tour the site of the dramatic battle, that took place in 1757, between the French troops, under Marquis de Montcalm, and the English who were defending the fortress under the command of Lt. Colonel George Monroe.
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I was surprised by how nice this place was. It documented very well the history of the area and the fort. I am very happy that I stopped by this place!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
LifeisaBeach1111
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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I was surprised by how nice this place was. It documented very well the history of the area and the fort. I am very happy that I stopped by this place!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This was a fairly interesting place to visit. If you like history I would recommend visiting and taking a tour. Plus the view on top of the fort over the lake is beautiful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A good spot for the kids to learn about the history of the area. Mom and Dad can learn too but more geared to the children. A little touristy but over all a good take.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I was in the Lake George area on a history trip, and William Henry was the highlight of my trip. Great museum. I'm happy this museum is here to highlight the French and Indian Wars, an important period of American / colonial history largely overlooked now. The staff answered all my questions and made me feel like a VIP. Great... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We visited in Aug 2014 and it was nice for a few hours. The staff was friendly & knowledgeable and we got to see a musket fire which my boys loved. They even got to " join" the army by dressing up with weapons which was cute. There was an area to make bead crafts and another to shoot a... More 

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long island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The museum has reenactments, we heard the cannon sound, the actors wore typical clothing and artifacts

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Summit, New Jersey
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I really, really wanted to like this museum and it was the reason for our trip up to Lake George; we had been up before, but didn't have time to spend at the museum previously. As I had just finished reading The Last of the Mohicans, I thought it would be fun to check it out. Unfortunately, there just isn't... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great room,staff and breakfast. Real value. Room was clean and staff helpful in our visit. Breakfast was over the top.

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Maryland, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Saw this fort on the same day I saw Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. You should go to those instead. This one is just over-priced and kitsch-y. The historical content is very watered down.

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Springfield, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We didn't visit here until out 4th trip to Lake George and had no idea what we were missing. This was a very fun visit and very interesting for the kids. They have re-enactments that the kids can participate in and was lots of fun, the museum is also very interesting. Highly recommended to visit at least once.

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