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Crown Point State Historic Site

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Address: 21 Grandview Dr, Crown Point, NY 12928-2852
Phone Number: 5185974666
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I never knew I had history of this magnitude less than 4 hours from my house

We were returning from a visit to Vermont and routed ourselves through Chimney Point VT and across Lake Champlain. I have traveled this route before but never took notice of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jarry W
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Vandalia
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Vandalia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were returning from a visit to Vermont and routed ourselves through Chimney Point VT and across Lake Champlain. I have traveled this route before but never took notice of the historic site. Decided to look it over and thrilled I did. From the road you don't see the remnants, not even from the parking lot. After reading a couple... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains await anyone visiting the Crown Point State Historic Site on the NY side of Lake Champlain. This location has the ruins of the French Fort St. Frederic and the ruins of the barracks and walls of the British Crown Point fortress. The British fort is one of the largest built by... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The museum has information about the French and Indian Wars, which was never really explained to us in school. The French fort and the British control of the lower Lake Champlain area after the French abandoned their fort was explained. Ruins of both forts are found on this Point on the lower part of the Lake. The fort was also... More 

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Crown Point, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The forts have a beautiful view. It is very interesting to look around but there isn't a lot to see. Nice spot to pull over for lunch. You can walk across the rd to the light house.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to stop and take in some history or just walk around and stretch your legs. It is a beautiful site right on the NY/ VT border. Take your time to get out and walk the grounds and explore.

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South Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This old Fort is extremely interesting. The views of Lake Champlain are amazing, and it is like a walk through history. I learned a lot.

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Adirondacks, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views and tons of space to relax and chill. Across the bridge into VT is a nice restaurant and close to other towns for food. Nice stop along the way!

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Crown Point has two fortresses dating back to the colonial era. The first, Fort St. Francis is ruined but the foundations are in great shape and the signage gives the visitor a good idea of what the fort was like. It was French early 18th Century. Fort Crown Point succeeded the French and was the largest British fort in the... More 

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Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

First saw this site while kayaking on Lake Champlain. Stopped in to check it out, late season so none of the buildings were open, including toilet facilities. However there is plenty of signage to explain the history and significance. First a French Fort and then a British Fort. I look forward to returning when the facility is completely open. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I had a chance to stop at Crown Point fort and it was very ccol. The site actually has two forts on the property, Ft St. Frances and Fort Crown Point. All that is left Ft St Frances is the stone fondation. However, Ft Crown Point has two remaining buildings. The buildings give you a little bit of an insite... More 

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