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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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Very family friendly

I've visited the fort a number of times since 1965. The interpreters are excellent and demonstrations carefully presented. The fort itself, a total reconstruction mainly from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Maryland, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I just visited, and what passes for history at this institution makes me want to cry. The very small museum had a minimal number of artifacts, and what they had was presented with little or no explanation, and when there were explanations, they were often blatantly incorrect. The reconstruction of the fort is covered in asphalt and the paper mâché... More 

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Geneva NY
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I took the 7:30 tour. Our tour guide was Bob, so at least we had an adult leading our tour and not the young girls as mentioned in previous reviews. He was personable, friendly and VERY knowledgeable about the fort, its history and the conflict that took place there. He was one of the daytime costumed docents so that's probably... More 

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Maryland, NY
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I've visited the fort a number of times since 1965. The interpreters are excellent and demonstrations carefully presented. The fort itself, a total reconstruction mainly from the 1950s, is showing some signs of age. Still it presents a vastly more accurate account of the famous siege of 1757 and tragic aftermath, a counter point to the grossly inaccurate movie versions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our tour of Fort William Henry. The group leaders were extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the fort's history and spoke loudly and clearly which was important because our group was large. Favorite features were the musket shooting and the cannon firing. Each was demonstrated and explained first as to the method of igniting the black powder... More 

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Albany, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a good tour for kids, lots of history, the building itself is not very large/ tour is not too long.

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Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Good tour guides but not much to say about fort or history, just the rifle and cannon. The fort itself is a recreation and looks it. Pales in comparison to Ticonderoga.

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Meredith, New Hampshire
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40 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Though only in service for a short amount of time, this fort has a lot of stories to tell. Take the guided tour. And if you are into it, there are also evening ghost tours. So whether you are a history buff, a Last of the Mohicans enthusiast, or a paranormal seeker, there is something here for you. Plan to... More 

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My grandson and I visited this fort and we had a ball. they do a live reenactment and involve the kids in this. the staff was always available to answer any questions and they were very knowledgeable. quite a place to visit

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Tampa, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Find partially because visited here alot as a kid. This time traveled with my one year old. Improved from the past. Exhibit on sunken fleet was good and reenactors are engaging. Nice to see good presentation about a forgotten war in our nation's past that truly mattered and shaped the control of colonial America.

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I wanted to check out the fort while my family just sort of came along for the ride, they weren't into as much as myself. It cost 17.95 for adults and 13.95 for the kids, we did have a coupon that you can find in the Lake George book for a dollar off. Those books are every where so if... More 

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Address: Address: 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
Phone Number: 518-668-5471
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake George

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