Fort William Henry Lake George

Fort William Lake George

Fort William Lake George

Fort William Henry is a reconstruction of 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.  This is the fort that figured prominently in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans.

he Fort William Henry is open from 9 am -6 pm daily, May – October

Admission:
$14.95 adult
$7.95 children 3-11, under 3 free
$12.95 senior (62 +) and active military

*Rates include NYS Tax 7%

Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more. AAA discount also available.

Guided Tours:
Guided tours are conducted every hour on the hour with the last tour beginning at 5 pm.

Fort William Lake George

Fort William Lake George

You will meet a guide dressed in 18th century military costume to begin your tour.  The guide will explain the weapons and warfare of the period including conducting live firing demonstrations of musket and cannon along with a musket ball molding demonstration.  Following your guided tour, a self guided tour will take you through the museum and its many exhibits.

Following each tour, children are invited to Join the Kings Army.
“Soldiers” are given a uniform, musket and a chance to drill with the guide.  After “firing” the musket, participants will be given a certificate signing them up as soldiers and a coin for payment.

Also located within the courtyard, you will find a Native American demonstrating crafts such as leather work and beading.  You are invited to participate and also to listen to stories of the significance of the crafts and of the Native peoples in the area.  Children can make their own necklaces at our beading table to take home as a souvenier of their visit.

Directions:
Fort William Henry is conveniently located on Route 9 just south of Lake George Village. From Interstate 87, take Exit 21 to the Village. The Fort is located on the north (right) side of the road. Parking is available near the Fort behind Bella Luna.

Buses and groups are welcome.

Sutler Shop:
After visiting the fort, stop by the Sutler Shop for a great selection of Fort William Henry and Lake George souvenirs, books, toys, candy, high quality replica muskets and cannon, clothing and unique gifts.  Located inside the fort, the Sutler Shop is open to the public (fort admission not required) 9:00am – 6:00pm daily, May – October.

Education Programs

Group Tours:

Fort William Henry provides school, scout and bus groups with an age appropriate tour of the Fort including the following:

  • Short introductory film of the fort’s history
  • Costumed guide meets yourgroup to begin the guided tour
  • Musket loading and firing demonstration
  • Cannon firing demonstration
  • Musket ball molding demonstration
  • Self guided tour of museum and exhibits
  • On-site gift shop with souvenirs, books and gifts

A group is 15 people or more. Each group receives 2 complimentary admissions per group.


Lake George Education Tour:

The LGET is a great way to expeirience the sights, sounds and history of the Lake George area.  The Educational Tour includes:

  • Teacher information package sent before visit
  • Short introductory film of the fort’s history
  • Costumed guide to meet your group to begin the guided tour
  • Musket loading and firing demonstration
  • Cannon firing demonstration
  • Seld guided tour of museum and exhibits
  • 1 hour cruise on board the Mohican or Minnie-Ha-Ha of the Lake George Steamboat Company
  • Snack bar open on board the Steamboat for lunch
  • A complimentary beverage on board (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soda)
  • Ice cream or candy treat after returning to shore
  • Gift shop available with souvenirs, books and gifts

One free adult admission with every ten (10) paid student admissions.


All Groups:

  • Fort Admission is valid all day, so you can come and go as you please.
  • Boxed lunch is available- call ahead for reservations.

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