The Lake George Area has an undeniable place in American history. From war to commerce, America would not be as it is without the accomplishments made in the region. Local museums, historic sites, and crucial forts spanning the region tell a chapter of the American story.

The Lake George Area was fundamental in the formation of today’s United States of America. It’s a battlefield where the seeds of American independence were planted, and it’s the location of America’s Original Vacation. Today, historic sites and museums are some of the top attractions in Lake George displaying the trials and triumphs of the people who built the Lake George Area. You can stroll the battlements of a French and Indian War-era fort, where you can watch a cannon blast off or the reenactment of the Battle of Fort William Henry. Attend Memorial Day and Fourth of July events to give thanks to those who have fought and died for the United States of America. You can view exhibits displaying the ingenuity of the region’s past population, or admire the brush strokes of world-renowned art geniuses such as Rembrandt and Picasso at The Hyde Collection. Without the people of the past, our country and the Lake George Area wouldn’t be the same.

Hague Historical Museum

The Clifton F West Memorial Room maintained by the Hague Historical Society features the history of Hague, the once booming town of Graphite and the mining operation. Gallery and museum featuring local Adirondack artists. A Path Through History attraction.

Fort William Henry Museum

History comes alive at Fort William Henry! Join us to experience the history, the sights and sounds of the fort during the French and Indian War. 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.

World Awareness Children's Museum

The World Awareness Children's Museum helps kids discover the world! Art and artifacts are featured in the Museum’s hands-on learning space, go!. These items are also used in educational programs and loaned to other Museums, businesses and institutions for display.

Lake George Historical Association & Museum

19th century jail cells and artifacts in stately County Courthouse. 1756 powder horn, Native American artifacts, muskets, photos. Prospect Mountain history, Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz room; bookstore. A Path Through History attraction.

Hall of Heroes Military History Museum at the Patriot of Lake George

Dedicated to the memory and sacrifices of our nation's heroes. Representation from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, recruiting posters, battlefield relics.

Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library

The Folklife Center is an award-winning program presenting the cultural traditions of the upper Hudson valley and southern Adirondacks of upstate New York through research and documentation, gallery, special collections, public programs, and educational services. A Path Through History attraction.

Submerged Heritage Preserves

Three shipwreck sites in Lake George managed by NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation. A Path Through History attraction.

Chapman Historical Museum

Discover the Glens Falls-Queensbury connection to the Adirondacks!

Bolton Historical Museum

The Bolton Historical Museum is proud to present the following two new exhibits for the 2017 season.

The Sembrich

The lakeside teaching studio, 1924-1934, of Metropolitan Opera diva Marcella Sembrich (1858-1935), pianist, violinist, teacher. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia of her life and career at the Metropolitan Opera and in Europe. Concerts by renowned singers, composers, and musicians. Lectures, symposiums and film evenings. A Path Through History attraction.

Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic House

The Hyde Collection offers a world-class group of works that span almost six thousand years of art history from antiquity to the present. The Museum's founders, Louis and Charlotte Hyde, acquired the majority of objects during a fifty-year period of avid and highly informed collecting. Many of these works are displayed in Hyde House, the founders’ former home, as well as in the Museum’s modern exhibition galleries.

Path Through History

Path Through History is a resource covering eleven regions of the state.