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Fort William Henry

Address: 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
Phone Number: 518-668-5471
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Lake George
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Tour the site of the dramatic battle, that took place in 1757, between the French troops, under...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, 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 defending the fortress under the command of Lt. Colonel George Monroe.

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English first
Oakdale, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The museum price was too high for a family, but the gift shop was full of historical things beyond the typical tourist pickings.

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Milton, Delaware
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great ghost tour. The guides were knowledgeable and fun. The historical narrative was very interesting and fun

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Bayside, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Friendly staff, great history lesson! beautiful view of lake George! The gift shop features alot of souveniers available for purchase

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Saratoga Springs, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had a really fun time at the Fort by Firelight special event. The staff is so lovely and the fort was beautiful at night with candle lanterns. We love visiting a piece of history and really enjoyed the scenario tour, with awesome re-enactors. We will definitely be back!

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georgia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
74 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stopped here because we had seen the movie Last of the Mohicans. The location is on the lake and from the fort there is a good view of the lake. We walked up to the fort, paid our admission and went to the theater to see the introductory movie and then the tour. We also visited the museum exhibits.... More 

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Manahawkin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

interesting history lesson! lovely views and even though I am not a history buff, I found the day to be informing!

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New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Fort William Henry trip (went twice, morning and late afternoon) was informative and it was made interesting by knowledgeable local Guides in period attire. We went there last fall and late evening Lake George views from the top were awesome. The Gift Shop had items / souvenirs which were overpriced (I thought). I would recommended this place to anyone who's... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Knowledgeable guides in period attire. Don't miss the cannon demonstration. Enjoyed the exhibits very informative. There are some steps here so if you have mobility issues it might not be for you (there are some ramps but a bit steep)

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Lake Peekskill, NY
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89 reviews 89 reviews
8 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We came here because I found a Groupon that got us in for half price. I'm not sure I'd pay full price. The tour was interesting, and the guides were knowledgable, as far as we could tell. They start you out with a short film, which I found to be a bit boring. And to make it worse, some moron... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It is a great place to take kids and a history lesson for adults as well. We did not do the tour but saw some children participating in a role play activity dressed in period garb. Everyone had a great time! Magnificent vist of Lake George from the top of the Fort. It's accessible to senior citizens as well.

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