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“It depends on your personality...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fort William Henry

Fort William Henry
48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
518-668-5471
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Lake George
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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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.
BrickUSA
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“It depends on your personality...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

It depends on your personality and the likes and dislikes of those you are traveling with. I like Colonial Williamsburg. This is of course not anywhere as good as that. The introductory film has no actors...a uninspired narrator speaks as you watch still pictures that you might find in a kid's history book. After that it gets better, a British soldier comes out and takes you around the fort. It is informative and he and his fellow soldier do things like...exlain about and shoot a musket...explain about and fire a cannon....explain about and toss a grenade...Kids at the end can put on a soldier's red coat and hold a musket...pretending to fire....they just sy "bang". Oh...my child got to shoot rubber tipped arrows with the bow and arrows they provide. Maybe you and yours will like it. There is a museum too.....historic stuff under or behing glass. Most kids won't care. Many adults too. Some do. Ponder these things and decide for yourself. Everybody's different.

Visited August 2012
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Wantagh, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great for families with kids...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We liked that they fired the musket and cannon. The kids liked putting on the uniforms and marching with toy rifles. My sons enjoyed the dungeon as well as the artifacts on display.

Visited August 2012
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long island ny
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Real history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Although the fort itself has been rebuilt there are many artifacts on site from the people there before it was burned to the ground. This is the southern half of the Last of the Mohicans story... the soldiers dressed in period garb will direct your tour and demonstrate cannon and/or musket fire. It's a bit pricey but if you love history, native American and pre-independence colonies... this is must-do.

Visited July 2012
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Yorktown Heights, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A bit of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

A nice 1/2 day way to add a bit of history to your vacation. The tour is enjoyable and the museums are informative.

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Carmel, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“haunted tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

i went to this tour because i am interested in history and saw the televised investigation of the haunting that goes on in this fort. Unfortunately we went on a night that we had a terrible storm which did add to the ambiance but quickened the pace of the tour.I like that the tour guides are in the movie that introduces you to the alleged haunting but believe that there could be a more scientific investigation in the movie. There is much death and pain on this site that is not specified on the tour.I also think that going with a 100 people is NOT an intimate tour and is too crowded. Perhaps,they could have tours during the week which would lessen the friday/saturday overflow and would make the price worth it. The day time tour is worthwhile .

Visited August 2012
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