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Address: 48 Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845-1600
Phone Number: +1 518-668-5471

Tour the site of the dramatic battle, that took place in 1757, between the...

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.

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Historical Look Back inTime

We spent a few hours going through the fort. It's a self guided tour, however there are guides along the way dressed in period clothing. The museum is quite interesting as is the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Litchfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lake George is the place to take your family ! Just a nice road trip and you get so much for so little !So much to do ,I don't know where to start:affordable hotel,water park,Pier,Fort,games,amusement park,shopping,restauranrt...Please,you will keep going even when the kids grow up !

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few hours going through the fort. It's a self guided tour, however there are guides along the way dressed in period clothing. The museum is quite interesting as is the history of the fort and it's role in past scurmisse. They have a large gift shop you can browse on your way out. Enjoy History, always Chefnfly

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Western NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We visited the fort during the day. The gun and cannon demonstration were great! I wish the young woman had given us a tour of the entire fort. She was very knowledgable. We returned later that night for the 'ghost tour.' The tour guides taught us a lot about the history of the fort and the surrounding areas. The entrance... More 

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I did my homework before visiting Fort William Henry. If you don't know the history behind this place, you probably won't really appreciate it. I visited on a September morning after school had started. There were few people there, so I really had a chance to see the video and visit every part of the fort at leisure and read... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I suppose if you've never been to an 18th century fort -- original or reproduction -- then this would be fine, but anyone with a rudimentary understanding or even passing interest in this era of history will be disappointed. For starters, the admission for a single adult was $16 in the off-season. That's highway robbery. I paid $10 up the... More 

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Melodie V, Manager at Fort William Henry, responded to this review

We are sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. To begin, our rates stay the same all season while Ticonderoga ranges from $12 to $22 depending on when you go. We do offer various discounts including AAA, senior, military are free and so forth. Both forts have been reconstructed on their original sites and we agree that Fort Ti is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Read up on the fort if you can before visiting. The fort is a reconstruction of the original English fort which was burned by the French and Indians in 1757. It has an excellent location on the lake for scenic views, which also allows for discussion of sunken boats and even a submarine. There is an entry fee that varies... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Took a tour today, I love the views from this place! But the history and art work are pretty interesting as well..Today, the museum revealed a new entrance relief and art project that was originally done by Jack Binder.....Quite interesting! And, if you are into Ghosties, they do have ghost tours as well!

Thank Holly V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Small wooden fort with great exhibits, fun demonstrations and an informative staff. It was a very pleasant surprise! Kids can get all kitted out with vests and muskets. I enjoyed the many exhibits displayed throughout the fort and lived the musket and cannon firing demos.

Thank marthaBrunswick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We had a very good experience visiting the Fort. They have good displays and the person who gave the talk and rifle demo was terrific.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

As a student of history I really enjoyed this rebuilt replica of the original fort along with some artifacts and historical footnotes of the era.....This attraction also featured a short film followed by a narrative by 2 employees...one dressed as one of Rodgers Rangers and another as a regular...They proceeded to give us a short narrative of the equally short... More 

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