“hundreds of years of turbulent history”
By 1689, the British and French were the predominant nations in the New World. Wars for land, water passages and trade had been fought between these nations for years on the European continent, spilling over into North America. The final conflict, 1754-1763, is known as the French & Indian War and the Seven Years War.Sitting atop a small rise, Fort William Henry commanded the southern end of Lake George November 1755 to August 1757. The Fort’s history is short but its final tumultuous days have been retold, although inaccurately, in the “Last of the Mohicans” by James Fenimore Cooper. 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. "With this much history, there is bound to be some ghosts..." Family Fun ghost tour of museum and Lake George." Ghost Hunters location. (Season 6 Ep 22 Nov 2010)
Per website, military & veterans have free admission.
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Fort William Henry
- Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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