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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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good history lesson

Not the quality of Fort Ticonderoga which has a world class museum collection and major events and seminars. It however is a nice location and had significant role in our history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Yorktown Heights, New York
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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Fort is very conveniently located in the center of the town. A very nice way to spend a few hours with kids. Great history, nice exhibitions, wonderful reenactments. If you want to take a little break from the lake itself, this is a place to go to. Afterwards a close walk to the restaurants. On the day we visited... More 

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Not the quality of Fort Ticonderoga which has a world class museum collection and major events and seminars. It however is a nice location and had significant role in our history. The ghost tour is fun.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

so rich in history a total must see for anyone staying in lake George so nice and warm with cool views of lake George

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Bolton Landing, New York
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

LOVED it! the displays were great and my 11yo son enjoyed them too. We had fun wandering around by ourselves, but got the chance to be a part of the tour for a few minutes. The tour guide was very enjoyable to listen to. My son got a kick out of the black powered gun going off. But we both... More 

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If you love the history of our great country you have to take the time to do this tour and museum if staying in the lake George area. Something for every age group. Enjoy.

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

It was a realistic revolutionary museum .. While in lake George traveling you can hear the cannon anywhere in town .

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Westchester, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

If you like history, this is a must do tour. It was really interesting hearing about which pieces are original to the Fort, which weren't and seeing all of the items. There is a guillotine, archery board, original well (although you can't see to the bottom - they blocked it), an artillery "shed", a military "crypt", the place on top... More 

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mount sinai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We went here with our kids that loce American history and they were not disappointed. They really loved to musket and cannon demonstration and my older one also loved to museum crypt. There are coupons on the lake George books as well as they take the aaa discount. It is only a 1/2 day excursion and right across from the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Fort William Henry, it was a step back in time. We really enjoyed the tour. We purchased admissions through groupon and saved a lot of money. Either way, highly recommend especially if you are a history buff or if you have kids 3 to 12.

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Albany NY
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The fort is run down and needs to have its exhibits updated. We waited for the guided tour on a very hot day. The tour guides who were in costume were very informative but considering the number of children in the crowd, I think their speeches were too long and probably went over most kids, and many adults, heads. The... More 

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