Fort William Henry Museum

Special Events


260th Anniversary, Battle of Lake George.  

September 25 – 27

18th century encampment and reenactment marking the 260th anniversary of the Battle of Lake George. French, British, Provincial and Native American reenactors will bring history to life. Military drill, trade demonstrations, skirmishes and 18th century camp life. Camps will be open to the public 9 am – 5 pm Saturday; 9 am – 3 pm Sunday. Battle reenactment 1 pm each day. Free and open to the public. Special admission to the fort: $10 adults/seniors and $5/children. Under 5 and military/veterans are free.


Military March from Lake George to Fort Edward

October 2

Military March to Fort Edward. A military march will follow the Warren County Bikeway and Feeder Canal Heritage Trail to Fort Edward. This route closely follows the old military road of 1755 in many places along the route. March begins at Fort William Henry at 8:30 am and will make stops along the way during the 17 mile march.


End of the Campaign, Rogers Island, Fort Edward

October 3 – 4

18th century encampment and reenactment marking the end of the military campaign season. Each year the provincial troops would return home for the harvest and the winter while regulars would plan on wintering at the fort. Join French, British, Native American, Provincial and Sutlers as they arrive at Fort Edward to prepare for the end of the campaign. Camps are open to the public 10-4 Saturday and 10-3 Sunday. Event is free and open to the public.  


Home School Day

October 7

Home school students and parents are invited to a special day of living history.


Fort by Firelight

October 24

Escape from the fort in the dark of night while being chased by the enemy!


Field of Flags

November 7

Veterans appreciation week.  A field of flags each with a name of a veteran will grace the west lawn of the Fort William Henry.  Musket Salute and wreath laying ceremony on Wednesday, Nov 11 at 11 am.


Community Days:

June 20 & 21; July 14 & 15; August 18 & 19; September 19 & 20 and October 17 & 18.  

Residents (with proof of residency) of Warren, Washington, Essex and Saratoga County have free admission to the fort.  



Motorcoach always welcome


Ghost tours:  These involve walking, stairs and dark places.  Not recommended for expectant mothers, or those with a history of neck or back conditions, heart or other conditions aggravated by exertion or for young children.  

For more details, please call 518-668-5471.




Fort William Henry Museum | Canada Street | Lake George, NY 12845 | 518-668-5471