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    The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    For hundreds of years the British and French had fought over land, water passages and trade in various parts of the world.  Native American peoples were forced to choose trading partners in the hope that these alliances would protect their lands and way of life.   As each nation tried to establish a foothold in North America, conflicts arose over land and trade rights.  By the late 1600s, Britain and France were the predominant nations and the bitterness of the wars in Europe spilled over into the New World.  The Seven Years War was being fought in Europe and Asia while its counterpart in North America was known as the French and Indian War (1754-1763). In 1755 Fort William Henry was constructed to command the southern end of Lake George.  It was a British outpost to protect the colonies farther to the south and to serve as a launching site against the French held northern end of the lake protected by Fort Carillon.  Its short history and violent end has been retold, although inaccurately, in James Fenimore Cooper’s “Last of the Mohicans”.
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    Departure Point
    The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration, 48 Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845-1600
    Departure Time
    Open Daily: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm (Last Admission 6:00 pm)
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • Military Demonstrations
    • Self-guided tours
    • Entry/Admission - The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration
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    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The Fort McHenry Museum is a unique attraction at Lake George. It wasn’t the most exciting part of our trip. The best part of it was the re-enactments when they had them. It’s directly across the street from the Minnie Haha pier. That’s how we spotted it. I suppose if you’re a
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    Response from Melodie V, Manager at The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration Admission Ticket
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you for your feedback. Your review doesn't mention when you visited. If in fall, we do tend to have less in the way of activities each day. However, we try to provide an interesting experience every day, so I apologise that you were disappointed. We hope you will visit again to give us another opportunity to provide a great experience!
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    I am very disappointed my boyfriend and I booked a trip to Lake George for our anniversary. We wanted to go and do something different and found there were many cool things to do in Lake George! Such as the wax museum and the fort Henry Museum and we checked all the websites to
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    Response from Melodie V, Owner at The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration Admission Ticket
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you for your feedback. We do try to keep the website up to date, however, it appears it slipped past us. As you have noted, most of the area attractions and shops close in late fall. Lake George businesses are working on creating year round interest, so hopefully that will change in the near future! Even so, there is so many things to do if you enjoy the outdoors such as boating, hiking, or just taking in nature. We are sorry you had a disappointing experience and hope you will visit the area again to give us a chance to provide a great experience.
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    We went to the night walk around of the fort. It was worth it because it made you feel like a kid again, having a parent tell you a ghost story. You mind starts imaging of possiblities. Enjoyed it.
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    The docent on our tour was extremely knowledgeable and presented the history of the region in a very interesting way. He built his replica attire and firearms. He knew the facts and spoke clearly (I am somewhat hard of hearing). The fort was well restored and gave a good insight
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    Response from Melodie V, Manager at The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration Admission Ticket
    Responded 5 Nov. 2019
    Thank you for taking the time to review your visit! We very much appreciate customer feedback on how we are doing! We are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope you will stop by again!
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    Want to learn about British - French history that happened in NY, this is your place to learn it in a very unique way. This museum experience was better than expected. The place has a lot of interesting items, well taken care and the more excited part: Live demonstration. Tips
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    Response from Melodie V, Manager at The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration Admission Ticket
    Responded 5 Nov. 2019
    Thank you for visiting and taking time to write a review. It helps us to provide our visitors with a good experience. Our military demonstrations featuring cannon and musket firing is always enjoyed. The museum exhibits are actually self guided, so you can take your time looking around. Admission price includes everything. Thank you again for taking time to review your visit! We really appreciate you visiting Fort William Henry!
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    corrinem508
    73
    Not Very Exciting
    The Fort McHenry Museum is a unique attraction at Lake George. It wasn’t the most exciting part of our trip. The
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    lpryep
    10
    Very Disappointed
    I am very disappointed my boyfriend and I booked a trip to Lake George for our anniversary. We wanted to go and do
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    kmcd741
    New Jersey
    134
    Dont miss it
    This was time well spent. The attendants were pleasant and were dressed in revolutionary uniforms. The canon
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    Newtravels1700
    51
    Great experience!
    We went to the night walk around of the fort. It was worth it because it made you feel like a kid again, having a
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    maryllisw
    United States
    306
    Learned so much.
    The docent on our tour was extremely knowledgeable and presented the history of the region in a very interesting
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    Itsyourturn
    100
    Large replica of a 18th century fort
    The tour included an interesting presentation and demonstration of pre-revolutionary war muskets and cannon. This
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    jdcarla
    Paterson, New Jersey
    9326
    History class !!
    Want to learn about British - French history that happened in NY, this is your place to learn it in a very unique
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    Corinne C
    1010
    Fun day at the Fort
    What a fun day. We didn't pay for a guided tour but we got one anyways. We met one of the guides there who gave us
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    karen r
    Dalton, Pennsylvania
    114
    History trip
    Interesting fort,a lot of information ,didn’t realize the amount of fighting that took place that early in New
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    Matombo
    Albany, New York
    161105
    Better than I expected
    Given the somewhat honkey-tonk atmosphere of Lake George, I did not expect much of Fort William Henry, and the
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    LoveTravel796213
    Peabody, Massachusetts
    60
    Great staff!
    Loved the tales from the knowledgeable staff. Cute gift shop. Loved the musket and canon demonstrations.
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    UlverstonJanet
    Ulverston, United Kingdom
    705187
    Excellent
    This is a great place to visit. The staff who take on the roles are excellent and from them we learned a lot about
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    RoadRunnerGramma
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    13950
    Take in the history of the French & Indian War with a visit to this living history fort
    The original Fort William Henry Fort was burned down by the French during the French & Indian War, but this
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    djjr
    Providence, Rhode Island
    6131
    Small fort with a great deal of history
    Having visited many forts, this is not an impressive structure, but it does hold a lot of history. We visited for
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    njcavalier
    Chatham, New Jersey
    314115
    Wonderful restoration of a historic fort!
    This is a well done restoration that brings to life the fort that was built here in the 1750s. Reconstructed
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