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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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Guided tour lacks content. Take your own time and explore throughout the fort. Catch the guided tour if you can and see them fire a rifle and canon. There really is nothing more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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English first
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6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Gift shop was 90% junk. Expensive junk that is. The historical accuracy of the displays is abismal as is the presentation of the fort itself. Take the time to visit Fort Ticonderoga for real history and leave this place to the Hollywood wannabes.

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Port Perry, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If you are into history and like this kind of thing then go to the fort. Great for kids to get a little history when on vacation and it is interesting for all. We parked in the lot below ($2 hr).

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Long beach, ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I decided to take the ghost tour at Ft William Henry. We were aware of the history of the space, and were excited to hear some more (in relation to ghosts). The tour guides seemed to like what they did, however many times the tour was off-topic and disjointed. One tour guide constantly lost track of where... More 

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Otisville, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My daughter (13) and I love the spooky side of things so when we saw a Ghost tour we signed up right away. The Fort offers tours 4 times a night 7:30, 8:00, 9:00 and 9:30 with a max of 30 ppl. We went on a 9:00 tour. Our guides were very young spoke fast, very low and didn't know... More 

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Eagle Bridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went to Fort William Henry on a Monday. The young man and woman doing the tour were excellent. They were very knowledgeable. They shot a muskat rifle and a canyon. The film on Fort William Henry was very interesting. They even had little children marching as soldiers in the courtyard. We like it better than the ghost tour .

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selden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had a great time doing the walk through and exploring the museum but the tour provides much more and a firing of a musket gun and cannon. My eleven year old loved it. Little things like an archery station and other little stations make it worthwhile.

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Newfoundland, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A must see in Lake George!!!!you really feel you are back in the 1700`s...the staff conducting the tour are very friendly and approachable.they fired off cannons and the muskets for us and watching the video was good as it made it understandable for most family members...a nice part of our visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Guided tour lacks content. Take your own time and explore throughout the fort. Catch the guided tour if you can and see them fire a rifle and canon. There really is nothing more in the guided tour. We did a ghost tour in the evening which was very informative for the history lessons not gained in the guided tour. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great educational site with wars and historical events. Great for families with small children and anyone who love history.

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Omaha,NE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Historic site and see history of our nation's past in and surrounded by a beautiful setting - Lake George. Lake George Battlefield is located very close to the fort. Excellent for kids to see how history forged this nation. Really a must to take time out and see all the historic sites in and around the Lake George area.

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Address: 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
Phone Number: 518-668-5471
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake George

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