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The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration

48 Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845-1600
+1 518-668-5471
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It's a replica,small

I suppose if your a real history buff you might enjoy it,but not even being the real thing,it was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
New York
You can't control the wearher

Had a great time reading and touring the fort. The live firearm and canon demo was amazing and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Uncasville, Connecticut
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Fort William Henry Museum and Reconstruction is located on the site of the original French and Indian War fort at the south shore of Lake George. Experience how the soldiers fought and died at this wilderness outpost and learn the REAL history behind the surrender and massacre made famous by James Fennimore Cooper's, "Last of the Mohicans". Cannon and musket demonstrations at 10am, 12, 2, 4pm daily. Free admission to active duty military, veterans, police and firefighters with ID. Open May - October.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“ghost tour” (72 reviews)
“gift shop” (50 reviews)
“cannon firing” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
48 Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845-1600
+1 518-668-5471
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I suppose if your a real history buff you might enjoy it,but not even being the real thing,it was kind of boring and pricy..had to pay to park too.

Thank Micgats
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time reading and touring the fort. The live firearm and canon demo was amazing and amazingly loud, but the weather turned very cold and windy which made it difficult to 100% enjoy it. We were not disappointed.

Thank Jkononchik
Reviewed 1 week ago

This well re-build of the original Ft. Henry sits next to the Ft. Henry Hotel. The presentation was outstanding and the grounds well-maintained with plenty to keep young and old alike busy for several hours. Gift shop on site as well. Cost was reasonable.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to time constraints, we did not get to go into the fort but we did a quick walk by and it looked like it would be fun and interesting. There were lots of folks around it so we assumed it was a popular stop...More

Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your history buff this is a very interesting place to go. The tour guides are excellent, the place is well maintained lot of reading but very interesting we recommend it

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice break from the commercialism of the village, this quaint and authentic museum/ attraction will draw you back into the rich history of the Lake George area.

Thank jobenlu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fort is well maintained and in good condition. They have a gun and cannon demo every hour and that is nice and enjoyable. You get a good idea of what fort life was like. The tour is self conducting so you can take your...More

Thank tjk11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm admittedly not a history buff and don't generally enjoy museums or the like. Going here was more for my husband to enjoy. That being said, I did really enjoy the demonstrations they did. They did a musket firing (I may be incorrect in the...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife read Last of the Mohicans and wanted to visit Lake George. She was familiar with the history of the fort and convinced me that we should visit. Really enjoyed it. Friendly staff, interesting place, relaxed time, quite a few artifacts. Would recommend.

Thank Richardh S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fort is amazing and the staff extremely knowledgeable. We were fortunate to attend the 260th anniversary of the siege of Fort William Henry. That battle is depicted in the book/movie Last of the Mohicians. We had a great time.

Thank tqman57
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Jack L
14 July 2017|
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Response from Ashley A | Reviewed this property |
Not sure where the park is. But it's in front of the ferries and boat launch down the road from a major beach area for lake George. In very close to the center of town
2 July 2017|
Response from medic4purple |
Also, there is an extra 20% off deal you may be able to use on the already discounted prices :) Hope this helps as I love helping others save money on their family adventures :)
Donna K
13 November 2016|
Response from Hannah R | Property representative |
Hi Donna, No, The Fort William Henry Museum is open until late October. It is currently closed until May 2017. We hope you have a chance to visit when we are open!