Fort William Henry Museum, Lake George

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Fort William Henry was a British fort at the southern end of Lake George, in the province of New York. It is best known as the site of notorious atrocities committed by the Huron tribes against the surrendered British and provincial troops following a successful French siege in 1757, an event portrayed in James Fenimore Cooper's novel, The Last of the Mohicans, first published in January 1826.The fort's construction was ordered by Sir William Johnson in September 1755, during the French and Indian War, as a staging ground for attacks against the French fort at Crown Point called Fort St. Frédéric. It was part of a chain of British and French forts along the important inland waterway from New York City to Montreal, and occupied a key forward location on the frontier between New York and New France. It was named for both Prince William, the Duke of Cumberland, the younger son of King George II, and Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, a grandson of King George II and a younger brother of the future King George III.
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  • We enjoyed the guide. He was very knowledgeable. Fun exploring the Fort. Grandson enjoyed every part of the tour.we explored all the area up and down. beautful look at the lake. 
    We enjoyed the guide. He was very knowledgeable. Fun exploring the Fort. Grandson enjoyed every part of the tour.we explored all the area up and down. beautful look at the lake.  more »
  • Being a local I have been to Fort William Henry Museum quite a bit. However it wasn't until recent years that it was really enjoyable. Alot of historical things were wrong. People wearing nylon... 
    Being a local I have been to Fort William Henry Museum quite a bit. However it wasn't until recent years that it was really enjoyable. Alot of historical things were wrong. People wearing nylon...  more »
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  • We had the guided tour, all the guides were very informed about the history. The demonstrations were amazing when you think about what these soldiers had to go through just to load a musket and cannon. The fort itself was interesting as my husband and I thought about how cold it must have been there in the winter and the only heat was the fireplaces, if the room you and your roommates had one. Great for kids to learn about the history.
  • We had a great time on the tour. Even my 6 year old enjoyed it. My four year old at least like the canon shooting. :) It’s a good tour and a nice historical fort. Would recommend!

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