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

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.

Stony Creek District 4 Schoolhouse Museum

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

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.

An Architectural Heritage Tour of Warrensburgh New York

The historic district features 428 historic properties and is the largest district north of Saratoga. This is a self guided walking tour. A free booklet is available from Warrensburgh Beautification, 518-466-5497; Discover Warrensburg, 3754 Main Street, 518-232-7349 and the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, 3839 Main Street, 518-623-2161.

World Awareness Children's Museum

The World Awareness Children's Museum helps kids discover the world! 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.

Path Through History

Path Through History is a resource covering eleven regions of the state.

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.

Glens Falls Self-Guided Historical Walking Tour

A self-guided walking tour between the Chapman Historical Museum and The Hyde Collection following a variety of routes, 26 buildings of architectural and historical interest highlighted. Free maps available at City Hall Clerk, City Historian's office Monday thru Friday, excludes holidays, and the museums listed above.

Lakes to Locks Passage: The Great Northeast Journey

Self-guided to spectacular landscape laden with history. All-American Road - "The Great Northeast Journey", North America's first inter-connected waterway shaped the nation-building activities of the U.S. and Canada connecting historic waters of Lake George, Lake Champlain Canal, Hudson River, Chambly Canal to Richelieu and St Lawrence Rivers.

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

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.

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.