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Fort William Henry

48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
518-668-5471
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Ranked #8 of 24 attractions in Lake George
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
Quincy, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the location and veranda! Sitting in Adirondack chairs out front and sipping a Pina Colada, looking out over the lake was perfect! Restaurants, bars with live music, and Fort Henry next door was perfect. we never moved the car, walking around was excellent. The room was nice, but kind of outdated for a resort. Shower was freestanding... More

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Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
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228 reviews 228 reviews
36 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Learned a lot about British history. Learned a lot about the fort and the history in the area..the guides are dressed in period costumes .had a great time...

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Roseland, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We did the 9:00 ghost tour of the fort and had an awesome experience. Not only do I enjoy American History but I'm a fan of the paranormal too, so this combined was right up my alley. The fort looks very historic. There is parking right in front of the fort but it's $2 an hour. (Not terrible) The ghost... More

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Alden, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Kids enjoyed the tour and seeing the sights at the Fort. My older daughter and her friend went on the ghost tour and thought it was fascinating and took some really interesting photos!

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This was a relatively inexpensive way to get a good historical perspective of the area and the strategic importance of this fort as well as the region of Lake George, and Lake Champlain. The interpreters were very good.

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lancashire uk
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Wonderful insight into British history. Guides dress up in period costume on tour. Really enjoyed it especially making bullets, firing of weapons and canon. Went twice during my trip

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Excellent for families and younger children. Unbelievably friendly staff and easily getting kids involved in the process. The place is not that crowed and very welcoming.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went alone, my teens were not interested in a visit. Walked through the barricks. Reenactors were present and even set off the cannons atop the fort.

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Ballston Lake, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you are looking for a morning of history while visiting Lake George, this fort is for you. You will see lots of musket and cannon firings and get a brief history of the battles that took place here. This is good for families and younger children. Beware that the guns are very loud for small children. The interaction with... More

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Saint Peters
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223 reviews 223 reviews
91 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Lake George played a significant role in the French Indian War (7 Years War) and the Revolutionary War. The book and movie - The Last of the Mohicans are set in this area. The Fort is a reproduction from that time period. It is a great story and I am happy Lake George decided to rebuild the fort and tell... More

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