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.

Frances G Kinnear Museum of Local History

An 1880's Victorian home, displays features the Wayside Inn Hotel register signed by Ulysses S. Grant and Sarah Bernhart, celebrated Adirondack guide Ira Gray. The Adirondack Room, history in and around Lake Luzerne, local commerce, logging industry, early farming, tourism.

An Architectural Heritage Tour of Warrensburg 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 Warrensburg Beautification, 518-466-5497; Discover Warrensburg, 3754 Main Street, 518-232-7349 and the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, 3839 Main Street, 518-623-2161.

Lakes to Locks Passage ~ New York's Great Northeast Journey, the Lake George Region

An All-American Road - New York's Great Northeast Journey is North America's first interconnected waterway - joining the historic waters of the Hudson River, Lake George, the Champlain Canal, and Lake Champlain and shaping the destiny of the United States and Canada.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Sembrich

This is the lakeside summer home, Bay View, and teaching studio of Metropolitan Opera Diva Marcella Sembrich (1858-1935). Mme. Sembrich was a pianist, violinist, vocal teacher and Polish patriot.

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.

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.

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.