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Fort William Henry Museum


An official Path Through History Site! Fort William Henry is a restored Colonial fort of the 1755-1757 French and Indian War era, located at the strategic south end of Lake George. What was it like to be at the outpost in the wilderness in 1757? What hardships did the British and Provincial soldiers face here? Come find out from one of our 18th-century guides! Our interpreters will discuss life at a British fort, 18th-century weapons, and warfare, including live-firing demonstrations of a musket and cannon. Want to learn more about the Vauban style construction of Fort William Henry? As a Path Through History Weekend special, we will be hosting additional tours about the fort's construction. Children are invited to join the King's Army. Young "soldiers" are provided with a uniform, musket, and the chance to drill with their guide following the military demonstrations. After the "firing" of their musket, participants will be presented with a certificate signing them up as a soldier and a coin for their "soldier's" pay.

Fort William Henry Museum
  • 48 Canada St
  • Lake George, NY 12845