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The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration

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Fort Henry

Loved the information and displays of what things were available and looked like. It was not for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
635rrobinson
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Hawthorne, California
If you like history this is a good stop.

It is a small but important, rebuilt fort. A nice tour. Also went through museum, very nice. Very... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Violet K
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WNY
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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48 Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845-1600
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+1 518-668-5471
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the information and displays of what things were available and looked like. It was not for the tender hearted to live in those times. Also loved the gift shop

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 635rrobinson
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visit every 3 years or so. great guided tour and the kids get to participate in the history. Also gives you a great view of the lake.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bigdaddyof4
Reviewed 21 November 2018

I think the fort is simply not that interesting. The displays are not diverse at all. Displaying more than a dozen cannon balls and fragments, for example, does not make up for lack of other things. You get to see the firing of a musketand...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SquareG
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Fort William Henry sits high on a bluff with fantastic views overlooking lake George. Originally built by the English in 1755 as an outpost to counter the French, the fort was destroyed by the French and lay abandoned until it's reconstruction in 1954. The visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark G
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Paul Stillman was insanely informative and entertaining, I'm still skeptical of the whole ghost thing but there were lots of other really interesting facts, he really got into the history. Great fun for kids and adult kids like myself. Paul is the best!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sheri B
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We arrived at Lake George too late in the day to do the regular tour of the Fort but my wife thought it would be fun to do the ghost tour. Our guide Paul was an interesting character and a great guide for the ghost...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dd83686
Reviewed 31 October 2018

It is a small but important, rebuilt fort. A nice tour. Also went through museum, very nice. Very informed staff. Not one unanswered question. A large souvenir shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Violet K
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Finding the entrance with no signage was the scariest part of the tour. The guide tried to entertain our group with some past happenings that had been reported to her but that she had never witnessed. Since the fort burned and has been faithfully restored,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charlesandlouise
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Staff at the Fort was friendly and very knowledgeable. The original fort was burned to the ground by the French, but the current restoration which was done many years ago appears true to the original.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CoopGeko
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Skip this hokey spot and go to Fort Ticonderoga instead. It's much more authentic. Fort William Henry is cheesy and right out of some Disney fantasy.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jack L
8 July 2018|
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Response from ny50srates | Reviewed this property |
First a video is shown, then the demonstration. If you walk around the fort, it may take a little over an hour.
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Jack L
13 July 2017|
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Response from Arlington2018 | 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
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