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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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English first
georgia
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158 reviews 158 reviews
72 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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
171 helpful votes 171 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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Eagle Bridge
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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