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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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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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The kids enjoyed the visit to Fort William Henry!

Interested with the local history, the kids asked to visit Fort William Henry, and we decided to take them there to enjoy an afternoon. The staff were friendly, helpful, and full... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Gary T
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interested with the local history, the kids asked to visit Fort William Henry, and we decided to take them there to enjoy an afternoon. The staff were friendly, helpful, and full of interesting stories.

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Gatineau, Canada
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82 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

If you enjoy history you'll enjoy this visit to Fort William Henry with enactments of the life in days past with muskets and everything and they also cater to children of any age.

Thank Richard S
Miller Place, New York
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287 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

If you have read the last of the Mohicans, you must visit this historic fort overlooking lake George. Reenactments, a museum, and tour guides bring the French and Indian war to life!

Thank danfriedmanmd
North Babylon, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

I went to Lake George on a side trip and it was so much fun overall! My father took my seven year old brother and me to FWH and it was so cute! At first the entrance seemed creepy, but then it was so cool. They brought us through the fort and it was amazing, but I don't know what... More 

Thank LadyAroundTheWorld
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Very disappointing! Recreated, not original but no one bothered to tell us until AFTER we paid to get in. No tour or staff available for information so we just wondered around without too much information about the history. I had to leave the museum section because they were painting and there were very strong fumes. This was a big waste... More 

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Sao Paulo
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106 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This replica (the original fort was burned down by the French in 1757) looks impressive from the outside and has been turned into a museum providing some period flavor of how soldiers' garrison live was 250 years ago. However, the price tag of $16,75 seemed a bit on the high side (to compare with Ft. Ticonderoga's $ 10) so we... More 

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New York City, New York
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123 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Nicely restored/maintained British colonial fort on Lake George. It's worth getting off the Northway for a meal break and tour of the fort. You learn a lot of history during the tour, and the setting is lovely. Unfortunately it is surrounded by an infinite number of tourist shops. We had a nice lunch at the Bank Cafe up the street

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L'Ile-Perrot, Canada
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I guess I was at the wrong time as they were doing repairs. Not very impressed as the price was normal,but not much to see.

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Pennellville, New York
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Purchased tickets online, and my husband loved the tour and the information shared by the tour guide. He was very good to the kids that were there and involved them in the tour also.

Thank ddherbert
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Paid about $16 each for this "tour" (despite the lady on reception hinting as strongly as she possibly could that it was overpriced and very short). *It lasted 10 minutes in total* We snaked through the pitch black fort in single file whilst a bunch of grown adults in fancy dress fired blank rounds at each other barely speaking a... More 

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Melodie V, Manager at Fort William Henry, responded to this review

Hello: Thank you for visiting the fort during our special event. We tried to be clear that this was not a history or ghost tour and therefore really no narrative. It was meant to be a fun/scary, fast moving "escape" scenario. Unfortunately, the first two groups went much faster than they were supposed to - averaging 10 rather than 20... More 

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