Crown Point State Historic Site, Crown Point

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Crown Point State Historic Site is the site of a former military stronghold at the south end of the wider part of Lake Champlain. The location is in Essex County, New York, United States. The site is on a peninsula in the town of Crown Point, New York.

Crown Point is the location of the 1734–1759 French-built Fort St. Frédéric limestone fortress and an even more ambitious British fort constructed during the French and Indian War, starting in 1759, Fort Crown Point. During the American Revolutionary War, the fort was captured by Seth Warner and his Green Mountain Boys militia on May 12, 1775, but was re-taken by the British invasion under General John Burgoyne early in the summer of 1777.

Once at the front line of the New World clash between two colonizing European nations, the two forts' ruins remain and are operated as a historic attraction by the State of New York.
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  • My husband and I explored this historic fort and had a great time. It was beautiful and included a virtual tour (with your phone) and signs with information. We loved walking along the large dirt... 
    My husband and I explored this historic fort and had a great time. It was beautiful and included a virtual tour (with your phone) and signs with information. We loved walking along the large dirt...  more »
  • We were headed to New Hampshire after finding Ft. Ticonderoga closed on a Monday and found Crown Point really by accident. The site of the fort was important in the French and Indian War and the... 
    We were headed to New Hampshire after finding Ft. Ticonderoga closed on a Monday and found Crown Point really by accident. The site of the fort was important in the French and Indian War and the...  more »
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  • Nice place for a lunch stop. Pretty views and it's all free. Very clean and we let our kids run around. Fort is interesting.
  • Wish there was more information pamphlets or maps that explained the sites better. We went after the museum had closed, so we didn’t fully understand what we were following. However, the site itself was beautiful and we really enjoyed being able to see something so old and full of history. Nice surprise seeing all the names carved into stone over time. Would have loved to ask more questions about that.

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