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.

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.

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.

Dean Homestead Museum

Dean Homestead Museum

Learn about the Dean family and Stony Creek at the Dean Homestead Museum! The Dean Homestead Museum celebrate the Dean family and local Stony Creek history. Guests to the museum will find artifacts and photos.

Fort William Henry Museum

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.

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.

Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic House

Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic House

Discover nearly six thousand years of art at the Hyde Collection! The Hyde Collection offers a world-class group of works that span almost six thousand years of art history from antiquity to the present.

Pagenstecher Pulp Mill Museum

Pagenstecher Pulp Mill Museum

Discover the history of this paper mill in the heart of Lake Luzerne! The Pagenstecher Pulp Mill Museum celebrates the first pulp mill in the country to use all American equipment. It tells the story of Albrecht Pagenstecher and his two brothers, who came to Lake Luzerne from Germany to open a mill. The museum includes of industrial machinery and photos.

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.

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.

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.

Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library

Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library

Discover the culture of the Adirondacks at Crandall Public Library's Folklife Center! The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library is an award-winning program presenting the cultural traditions of the upper Hudson valley and southern Adirondacks through research and documentation, gallery, special collections, public programs, and educational services.

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.