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Fort William Henry

48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
518-668-5471
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Ranked #10 of 26 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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Watertown, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stayed in the older part and we knew when it was booked. Was told there would be a frig, but there was not when we arrived. After about a few hours of confusion, they brought a frig in.

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Eagle Bridge
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took the ghost tour at Fort William Henry on Thursday, August 29th, 2014. The 9:00 p.m. tour. They have one at 7:30 and 9:00 p.m.. Thursday night is the night that there are fireworks on Lake George during July and August. You get a great view of the fireworks. The tour was interesting and people were looking for aspirations... More

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Douglas, MA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fort Henry does have some interactive activities for young children. However, for the money that is taken in at this historical stop, you would think that they would put some of that income back into the displays. Very dated and some of the clothing is not correct for the period. A good many of the exhibits have amateur qualities and... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Ranger and a female British Soldier were our tour guide. The Fort is interesting and so were their stories. It was sad to hear all along that this bloody was was simply to obtain something in which was directly taken my Native Americans. Go to Groupon.com and save $! My wife and I [printed the doc and smooth!

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Boston, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The musuem is very interesting and well worth the cost and the trip. The ghost tour, everyone felt that for the price it should have been longer and more indepth. But thanks it was fun anyway.

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Bristol
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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