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The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration Admission Ticket

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    Visit: The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration, 48 Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845-1600

    For hundreds of years the British and French had fought over land, water passages and trade in various parts of the world.  Native American peoples were forced to choose trading partners in the hope that these alliances would protect their lands and way of life.  

    As each nation tried to establish a foothold in North America, conflicts arose over land and trade rights.  By the late 1600s, Britain and France were the predominant nations and the bitterness of the wars in Europe spilled over into the New World.  The Seven Years War was being fought in Europe and Asia while its counterpart in North America was known as the French and Indian War (1754-1763).

    In 1755 Fort William Henry was constructed to command the southern end of Lake George.  It was a British outpost to protect the colonies farther to the south and to serve as a launching site against the French held northern end of the lake protected by Fort Carillon.  Its short history and violent end has been retold, although inaccurately, in James Fenimore Cooper’s “Last of the Mohicans”.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Departure Point
    The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration, 48 Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845-1600
    Departure Time
    Open Daily: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm (Last Admission 6:00 pm)
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • Military Demonstrations
    • Self-guided tours
    • Entry/Admission - The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Want to learn about British - French history that happened in NY, this is your place to learn it in a very unique way. This museum experience was better than expected. The place has a lot of interesting items, well taken care and the more excited part: Live demonstration. Tips
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    What a fun day. We didn't pay for a guided tour but we got one anyways. We met one of the guides there who gave us a ghost tour. He said that he worked on the the series The Dead files. He told us about the history of the fort. He also told us stories about the hauntings of the
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    Response from Melodie V, Manager at The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration Admission Ticket
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you for your review and for visiting! We appreciate you spending time with us to learn the history of the fort and providing feedback!
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    Interesting fort,a lot of information ,didn’t realize the amount of fighting that took place that early in New York State. Great views of Lake George .
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    Response from Melodie V, Manager at The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration Admission Ticket
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you for visiting and taking time to write a review. This area is certainly rich in history, especially pre- revolution. We hope you will visit us again in the future!
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    Given the somewhat honkey-tonk atmosphere of Lake George, I did not expect much of Fort William Henry, and the tour was considerably better than I had expected. The guides were knowledgeable, the history of the fort is very interesting, the view of the Lake is fabulous, and the
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    Response from Melodie V, Manager at The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration Admission Ticket
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you for your review and for visiting the Fort! We are striving to upgrade and to give our visitor a unique look at the rich history of the Lake George area. We appreciate your kind comments.
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    The Fort William Henry Museum is a wonderfully curated and presented reconstruction of a fort from the French and Indian War. The original fort was destroyed in a massacre that was depicted in James Fenimore Cooper’s classic novel, The Last of the Mohicans. But the
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    • Duration: 2h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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