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.

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.

Chapman Historical Museum

Chapman Historical Museum

Discover the Glens Falls-Queensbury connection to the Adirondacks!

Bolton Historical Museum

Bolton Historical Museum

Learn about the past of Bolton Landing at the Bolton Historical Museum! The Bolton Historical Museum is dedicated to teaching and preserving the history of Bolton Landing, Lake George, and the surrounding area. Visitors are invited to observe the museum's collection of artifacts, memorabilia and exhibits.

Adirondack Folk School

Adirondack Folk School

No experience necessary, no skill required for admission to this one-of-a-kind institution of learning. Our instructors from around the country share their knowledge and craftsmanship, and inspire you with their enthusiasm. Our year-round classes range from half-day sessions to multi-week courses. We offer subjects as diverse as Adirondack chair building, twig and rustic furniture, caning, and birch bark basketry.

Frances G Kinnear Museum of Local History

An 1880's Victorian home, displays features the Wayside Inn Hotel register signed by Ulysses S. Grant and Sarah Bernhart, celebrated Adirondack guide Ira Gray. The Adirondack Room, history in and around Lake Luzerne, local commerce, logging industry, early farming, tourism.

Battlefield Park in Lake George

Lake George Battlefield Park

American history on the shores of Lake George. This 35-acre park maintains important open space at the southern end of Lake George and preserves major French & Indian War and Revolutionary War battle sites. Battles between the Algonquin and Iroquois tribes and between England and American colonists were fought on this land.

The Sembrich

The Sembrich

Head to the Sembrich for a unique cultural experience! The Sembrich, the lakeside summer home and teaching studio of Metropolitan Opera Diva Marcella Sembrich (1858-1935), is now a museum and cultural space celebrating her life and the music she loved. Madame Sembrich was a pianist, violinist, vocal teacher, and Polish patriot. Mme.

Lake George Association’s Floating Classroom

Lake George Association's Floating Classroom

Learn about Lake George water quality on the Lake George Association's Floating Classroom! The Lake George Association's Floating Classroom is a two hour aquatic learning adventure on Lake George with the educational staff of the Lake George Association. Students will take part in hands-on activities as they learn about the geologic history of the lake. There is a focus on how students can keep Lake George as clean as possible.

Cooper's Cave Overlook

Cooper's Cave is the site of the fictional hiding place of Hawkeye and his companions made famous in the James Fenimore Cooper novel The Last of the Mohicans.

Submerged Heritage Preserves

Submerged Heritage Preserves

Dive to the depths of history! Submerged Heritage Preserves are three shipwreck sites in Lake George managed by NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation. Divers can find the "Sunken Fleet of 1758," "The Forward," and the "Land Tortoise." Look through the round navigation buoy to begin your adventure. Please take nothing but photographs from these sites.

Stony Creek District 4 Schoolhouse Museum

Stony Creek District 4 Schoolhouse Museum

Learn about the history of Stony Creek at the District 4 Schoolhouse Museum! The Stony Creek District 4 Schoolhouse Museum celebrates the history of school life and industry in a historic home in Stony Creek. This one room, two-story schoolhouse has photos, maps, and other artifacts celebrating the history of Stony Creek.

Warren County Historical Society

The Society has developed a research center, support in locating and designating historical sites. We have ongoing programs and education, as well as a collection of historical artifacts, books, manuscripts, letters, maps, photographs, and other records and materials relating to the history of the Warren County region and New York State.