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Fort William Henry

48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
518-668-5471
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Ranked #9 of 25 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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Bristol
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The tour guide was very informative and entertaining. They took their time in answering every ones questions. Disappointed that they limited the ghost tours to just a few days a week.

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Cromwell, CT
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I like this museum, if you're lucky (or should I say have a little bit of sixth sense) you will experience ghost on this museum. Try the restroom in the shops, if you're lucky the faucet will automatically turn on/off and paper towel will dispense by itself (not the automatic kind).

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Sun City West
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We visited and caught the tail end of a tour just in time for the firing of the cannon! We liked that we could wonder around after the tour. A fun and interesting way to spend a morning. Tours were not every hour as listed. I believe tours were offered every two hours.

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Utica, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

What a great place to see such an interesting part of history! The museum is very clean and well maintained! We even went back for their haunted tour! REALLY COOL!

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Lindsay, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Great tour of the history in the area. The fort offers great views of the lake. To see pics go to www.divertrek.com

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

History lesson brought to life however it was slightly over rated. We had our fill after about an hour and $48 later. All in all I would not deny my kids this exerience. They really liked the gift shop as well. It was worth going and seeing it in person.

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My family and friends went on the ghost tour at Fort Willam Henry. It was very informative and exciting. We all had a great time. Do I believe that Fort Henry is haunted? Yes for sure. My husbad is a witness as he saw the spirt of the shadow ghost and when he asked the ghost`s to turn on the... More

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Glens Falls, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went as a group of 6 (2/6 children) and toured the Fort ourselves using the provided map. The 'tour' that is slated to happen every hour was scheduled at 3pm (in addition to other times throughout the day). We joined the tour which was a 15 min video followed by a discussion of period gun that they shot and... More

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Norwell, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A visit to Fort Henry is a must while in Lake George. It's a great and important piece of history. Guides are knowledgeable and entertaining. Plenty for kids to explore and even dress as soldiers. Admission allows you to come and go throughout the day. Don't forget to mention if you have AAA for a discount. Enjoy the visit. Important... More

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Yonkers, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great Fort to visit and learn some of our history. Staff in well versed and happy to answer any questions. We attended the 7:30pm Ghost tour and found that not too exciting at all, trying to figure out if it was worth the money???? other then that, a cool place for history.

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