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.

Horicon Historical Museum

Adirondack pioneer home life is presented in a 9-room restored farmhouse filled with local history. Includes collection of antique clothing, furniture, china, quilts and old photographs; Horse-drawn farm equipment, old tools, boats.

Discover Warrensburg

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.  

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.

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.

Chapman Museum

Discover the Glens Falls-Queensbury connection to the Adirondacks!

Dean Homestead Museum

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

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.

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.

Bolton Historical Museum

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

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.

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.

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.