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.

Dean Homestead Museum

Museum of local and Dean family history, artifacts, photos.

Gailey Schoolhouse Museum

One-room schoolhouse from early days of Lake Luzerne. Antique desks, furniture, school bell. The schoolhouse is open July and August Thursday-Sunday only.

Mohican Trail Historical Driving Tour

Self-guided military history tour. The Heart of the Hudson-Champlain Corridor, Essex, Warren, Washington, and Saratoga Counties. 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.

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.

Bolton Historical Museum

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

Stony Creek District 4 Schoolhouse Museum

History of school life and industry in historic home in Stony Creek, photos, maps.

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.

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.

Chapman Historical Museum

Discover the Glens Falls-Queensbury connection to the Adirondacks!

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.

First Wilderness Heritage Corridor

Explore communities along the Hudson River, upstream from Glens Falls and west of Lake George which have joined together to celebrate their shared history along the earliest route into the heart of the Adirondack wilderness. From the Great Falls of the Hudson, upriver to the dramatic Hudson River Gorge, the stream tumbles over falls and rapids, past dramatic cliffs of magnificent marble, then slows to flow easily through ice meadows.

House of Frankenstein Wax Museum

Foolish mortals beware! In the House of Frankenstein Wax Museum there are many "monsters." The creatures roaming the halls of this house are not living...yet they are not dead. For as you shall see, they move and talk and sometimes they even SCREAM! Youth under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.