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.

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.

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.

Gailey Hill Schoolhouse Museum

Gailey Hill Schoolhouse Museum

Learn about Lake Luzerne's past at the Gailey Hill Schoolhouse Museum! The Gaily Hill School House Museum is a former one-room schoolhouse from the early days of Lake Luzerne. Artifacts in the museum include antique desks, furniture, historic photos, and the school bell. The schoolhouse served grades one through six from 1865-1937 and was never electrified. It has been restored and moved to the present site on Main Street.

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.

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.

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.

Path Through History

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

Lake George History Tours

Lake George is history ~ Father Isaac Jogues, a Jesuit priest from France, was the first European to see the lake which he named Lac du Saint Sacrement. The lake, renamed by the British after their ruler, King George, is steeped in colonial history - the Battle of Lake George took place on September 8, 1755 during the French and Indian War.

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.

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.

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.

Town of Chester Museum of Local History

Town of Chester Museum of Local History

Learn about Chestertown at the Museum of Local History! The Town of Chester Museum of Local History celebrates the rich past of the Chester and Pottersville regions of the Lake George Area. Guests to the museum will discover photographs, antiques, and artifacts. The museum is operated by the Historical Society of the Town of Chester.