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.
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 you may have. Visit and take the guided tour presented by a guide dressed in 18th-century military uniform who will explain life in a British fort, weapons and warfare including live firing demonstrations of musket and cannon. Or, if you would like, stroll along the halls, parade ground and ramparts on a self-guided tour which takes you 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 "soldiers" pay.
On selected evenings beginning in the spring and continuing through the summer and into the fall we offer Spirits of History Ghost Tours.
Visit the Sutler Shoppe which offers replica muskets and cannon, books, clothing, toys, and unique gifts.
The fort has been featured on NatGeoTV's "DeCrypters" and SyFy's "Ghost Hunters."
Fort William Henry is designated a Path Through History attraction and proudly participates in the Lake George Area Military Discount program. We are located on the Greater Glens Falls Transit Trolley route.