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.

Bolton Historical Museum

Bolton Historical Museum

Learn about the past of Bolton Landing at the Bolton Historical Museum! The Bolton Historical Museum is dedicated to teaching and preserving the history of Bolton Landing, Lake George, and the surrounding area. Visitors are invited to observe the museum's collection of artifacts, memorabilia and exhibits.

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.

Hyde Museum

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.

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.

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.

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.

Path Through History

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

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.

Discover Warrensburg

Discover Warrensburg ~ Museum of Local History

Explore the history of an Adirondack town at the Discover Warrensburg museum! Discover Warrensburg tells the story of this 18th century frontier town awash in wealth opportunities from logging and river-powered industries, to its transformation as a 21st century town surrounded by natural recreation opportunities in the forest, on the mountains and on the rivers.

First Wilderness Heritage Corridor Letterboxing Trail

The First Wilderness Heritage Corridor unites communities along the Upper Hudson River in celebrating their shared history along the earliest route into the Adirondack Mountains. Letterboxing is a fun treasure hunt activity, incorporating orienteering art, and puzzle solving.

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.

Lake George Historical Association & Museum

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.