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Fort William Henry Museum


An official Path Through History Site! Fort William Henry is a restored Colonial fortress of the 1755-1757 French and Indian War era. Located at the strategic south end of Lake George, an important part of the water transportation system used by both Native Americans and the Europeans. What was it like to be at the outpost in the wilderness in 1757; the hardships and fears of being the front line in defense of the British Colonies from French invaders? Get the answer to this and many more questions. Take the guided tour with a guide dressed in 18th-century military uniform who will explain life in a British fort, weapons, and warfare including live firing demonstrations of a musket and cannon. Or stroll on a self-guided tour through the museum and its many exhibits. 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.



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