The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration, 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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  • A humbling experience to stand and walk where British regulars and provincial troops battled the French and their Native American allies. Unsurpassed view of the lake from the bastions. The admission ...  more »
  • We really enjoyed the fort tour and all the activities! My granddaughter especially liked it. My husband had never been there and really liked it. We usually visit lake George every year! Love it ther...  more »
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  • Wonderful experience for people of all ages. Helpful staff within recreated Fort are dressed in period clothing. These staff members are also extremely dynamic and interesting during their presentations. Fort dispays are well thought out and well labeled. Excellent and fun way to see and experience history!
  • Fort was rebuilt for tourist. Not really authentic. Great tour guides. Go during October after dark... you'll see 👻's.

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