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Fort William Henry Museum

Fort William Henry Museum Review

The "fort" here is actually a reconstruction of the 1755 original, which was built by the British, used in the French and Indian War, and written about in James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans. The complex encompasses barracks, dungeons, and an example of an Iroquois longhouse, as well as artifacts recovered from the original fort site, which is nearby. Tours, led by guides dressed in 18th-century military garb, start on the hour; demonstrations include the firing of muskets and cannons. Ghost tours of the museum and Lake George are also available on Friday and Saturday nights ($14.95).

    Contact Information

  • Address: Canada St., Lake George, NY 12845
  • Phone: 518/668–5471
  • Cost: $14 museum
  • Hours: May–late Oct., daily 9–6
  • Website:
  • Location: Lake George

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