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Fort William Henry Museum

Aerial View of Fort William Henry

 

The Fort William Henry Museum and Restoration  is open May to October.

Sitting atop a small rise, Fort William Henry commanded the southern end of Lake George November 1755 to August 1757 during the French & Indian War.

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.

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At the end of each guided 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.

May 7 – October 31: Daily 10 am – 6 pm (Last Admission 5pm)

Sutler Shop Open 10am – 7 pm Daily

$16.75 adults

$13.75 senior

$7.75 child (5-15)

military/veterans-free with ID. Plus NYS Tax.

*Rates include NYS Tax 7% – Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more. AAA discount also available.

Ghost Tour

Ghost Tours:

As seen on the SyFy Channel’s “Ghost Hunters”

Dates and Times:

Shoulder seasons Thursday – Saturday: 7:30 pm & 9:00 pm by reservation.

June 30 – September 7: Wednesday – Sunday: 7:30, 8:00, 9:00, and 9:30 pm (reservations required)

“With this much history, there is bound to be some ghosts…”

Family Fun ghost tour of museum and Lake George.

Admission:

$16.95 adults; $13.95 seniors; $7.95 children (5-15)

Watch the fireworks from the fort Thursday evening.  Free parking.

**Tour requires walking and includes stairs and hills

Fort - View up the lakeSutler Shoppe:

After visiting the fort, stop by the Sutler Shoppe 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 Shoppe is open to the public (fort admission not required) 9:00am – 5:00pm daily, May – October.

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 the Village Blacksmith Steakhouse and the FWH Conference Center.

Buses and groups are welcome.