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Courtesy of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB

Key Info

48 Canada St.

Price & Hours

$19.95 for adults; $9 for kids 5-15
9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Details

Museums, Monuments and Memorials Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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  • 3.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Jump back in time to see what the wilderness of Lake George was like during the French and Indian War in the 1700s at the Fort William Henry Museum. The museum offers two tour options: On the general history tour, you'll learn more about the history of the area and the war, interact with the fort's soldiers (costumed reenactors), see the cannons fire and more. On the ghost tour, you'll hear stories that have been passed down for years and tour guides' personal experiences with the supernatural while seeing spooky sights along the way.

Both the history tour and the ghost tour received praise from recent visitors. Tourgoers were impressed with the exhibits and demonstrations, and felt they learned a lot during their visit. Many said the ghost tour guides are engaging and knowledgeable. Others highly recommend you stop in to the gift shop and peruse the souvenirs before leaving.  

The Fort William Henry Museum is located on the southern bank of Lake George, just a short walk from Million Dollar Beach and across the street from the Lake George Steamboat Company dock. Admission costs $19.95 for adults, $15.95 for seniors and $9 for kids 5 to 15. You can book online and reservations are highly recommended. Tickets for the Spirit of History Ghost Tours cost the same price (separately), and advance reservations for the tours are required. The museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For additional information and to book your visit online, visit the museum's website.

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The crown jewel of the town of Lake George is the lake itself. Lake George is a narrow, oval lake that stretches 32 miles in length, features 176 miles of shoreline and encompasses more than 170 islands. In addition to the village of Lake George on the southern banks, the lake has several other towns and communities that line its perimeter, including Bolton Landing to the west, Ticonderoga to the north and Huletts Landing to the east. One of the best ways to see Lake George in all its splendor is during sunrise or sunset. Top spots to check out the sunrise include the summit of Prospect Mountain in Lake George and Rogers Park in Bolton Landing. You can catch the best sunset views at Sleeping Beauty Mountain, Top of the World Golf Resort and some of the eateries in Lake George, such as Boardwalk Restaurant & Marina and Christie's on the Lake.

Another excellent way to take in the lake and its scenery is on the water: Consider booking a steamboat cruise, hitting the beach to sunbathe and swim or renting a kayak. In addition to enjoying the lake, previous visitors loved walking around the town, saying there are several quaint shops and restaurants to explore. Travelers are consistently impressed with how clean and well-maintained the area and its surroundings are.

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