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.

World Awareness Children's Museum

World Awareness Children's Museum

The World Awareness Children's Museum helps kids discover the world! The World Awareness Children's Museum brings our diverse world to children through our play space, educational programs, and international children's art exchange. 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.

Chapman Historical Museum

Chapman Historical Museum

Discover the Glens Falls-Queensbury connection to the Adirondacks!

First Wilderness

First Wilderness Heritage Corridor

Explore the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor by rail, river or road. The communities along this river and rail corridor are abundant with historical, recreational and cultural activities.

Horicon Historical Museum

Adirondack pioneer home life is presented in a 19th century, 9-room restored farmhouse filled with local history. The collection includes artifacts of antique clothing, furniture, china, quilts and old photographs; horse-drawn farm equipment, old tools, boats. The 1890's farm house offers history buffs much to explore.

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.

North Creek Depot Museum

Historic train station where Vice President Roosevelt departed from the Adirondacks on September 14, 1901 to Buffalo where he was sworn in as the 26th President. History of alpine skiing, mining and historical train diorama. A Path Through History attraction. Local interest exhibits.

Lakes to Locks Passage - Lake George Region

Lakes to Locks Passage - Lake George Region

Explore spectacular landscapes laden with history in the Lake George Area! Midway between Manhattan and Montreal the more than 200-miles of the Lakes to Locks Passage Scenic Byway provides access to charming cities, rural landscapes, recreational areas, and Adirondack hamlets. Through all four seasons, you can experience history, nature, and culture.

Mohican Trail Historical Driving Tour

Mohican Trail Historical Driving Tour

Explore historical sites in the Lake George Area on the Mohican Trail Historical Driving Tour! The Mohican Trail Historical Driving Tour is a self-guided military history tour. It includes 17th-19th century archeological, military sites, museums, monuments, cemeteries, historical markers, forts, and houses in the heart of the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars area.

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.

Hall of Heroes Military History Museum

Hall of Heroes Military History Museum

Remember the sacrifices of veterans at the Hall of Heroes Military History Museum! The Hall of Heroes Military History Museum is dedicated to the memory and sacrifices of our nation's heroes. It has representation from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The museum features recruiting posters, battlefield relics, medals, uniforms, and more from all wars, ranging from the French and Indian War to the War in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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.

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.