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Fort William Henry

48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
518-668-5471
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Ranked #11 of 23 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
Aston, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We love ghost tours, and what a better place than an old fort? It starts outside the gift shop, which is closed so they're not trying to sell you stuff! After getting the group all together the group of guides (about 5) talk briefly about the history of the fort and then an overview of the various paranormal encounters their... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Had a great time visiting the fort. Excellent for all ages. Very informative, entertaining and friendly staff.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Our tourguide was great. Very energetic and fun to listen to. I usually opt to not follow a tour and just explore on my own but I was glad we chose to take the guided tour. The ghost tour on the other hand was disappointing. It has a lot of promise but they didn't schedule it so anyone could just... More

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Went with my boyfriend and I was a scaredy cat! It was cool, not super authentic, as the tour guide described, the way the fort is built now the rooms weren't always the same, so the "jail" really was never there.... The only thing was it was shorter than we thought. MAYBE an hour at most, it's like they were... More

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Centereach, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The fort tour offers many interesting facts but the fort itself needs some TLC. Many of the signs were missing and displays needed work.

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Libertyville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The setting was georgous. It was by the lake with a gazebo and walkways to it. The reception included many trays of hordorves which were prepared perfectly and served in style. The meal was excellant, prepared to perfection and served with perfect timing.

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israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Very friendly staff, informative and interesting trip into america's past. Worth a visit. Great gift shop too.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This was an unexpected surprise to find at the fort. They had a walking ghost tour where we go a lot of historical information as well as the chance to photograph evidence of ghosts. It was fantastic, I got pictures of several obs. Super fun night!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We weren't planning on visiting this until we saw that they had ghost tours and then I made it a must do. We had so much fun doing this, it made for interesting pictures. Everyone was having a great time and the staff was very friendly.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Very good guided tour with fun interactive presentation. Good insight into the times. Good displays.

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