Fort William Henry Museum

2018 Special Events

2018 Reenactor Meet & Sutler Fair

March 23 & 24

2018 Reenactor Meet and Sutler Fair; Friday 3-5 pm and Saturday 9-4 pm.
Vaudreuil's Raid - fort garrison 9 am - 3 pm. Skirmish, 1 pm.
Fundraiser dinner: Saturday 4:30 pm with silent auction.


Spring Lecture Series


Call for details.


Evening Programs

May 7 - October 28

Ghost Tours: Wednesday - Sunday 7:30 - 9:00 pm. June 30 - September 2 at 7:30, 8:00, 9:00 and 9:30 pm.

Monday evenings July 1 - September 3: 6:30 - 8:00 pm.
Spirits of History: Meet and talk with notable people in the history of the fort...(not a ghost tour)...such as William Johnson, Col. Monro, Montcalm, provincial soldier, Native American warrior, ect.

Tuesday evening July 1 - September 3: 6:30 - 8:00 pm.
Family Fun Night - S'mores around the campfire.


Memorial Day Observance

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day observance, Lake George Battlefield Park 10:30 am
Join members of the LG Fire Department, American Legion, Fort William Henry and Fort George Alliance at the Unknown Soldier gravesite in Battlefield Park for ceremony and musket salute.  


NYS Pathways Through History

Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17

"NYS Pathways Through History" Bring your father for free on Father's Day. Special admission rate for the weekend.


Declaration of Independence

Wednesday, July 4

Reading of the Declaration of Independence - 11am.


261th Commemoration of the Surrender of Fort William Henry

Thursday, August 9

"261th Commemoration of the Surrender of Fort William Henry."
Surrender ceremony, wreath laying at 12:00 noon


Living History Event

Saturday - Sunday, August 25-26

Living history event - troops will garrison the fort for the weekend - drill, fort life, 18th century camps, cooking and daily life.


Fall Lecture Series


Call for details.


Smithsonian Museum Day Live

Saturday, September 22

Smithsonian Museum Day Live.
Special event: "Fort by Firelight" - beginning at 7:00 pm


Fort by Firelight

Saturday, October 6

"Fort by Firelight" The enemy is about to overrun the fort! Escape with the help of the fort's soldiers as they guide you through the darkness, surrounded by musket and cannon fire to escape before it is too late! 7:00 pm start. Groups go each half hour with the last starting at 10:30 pm. Reservations are required.


Field of Flags - Veterans Appreciation Week

November 5-12

"Field of Flags" Veterans Appreciation Week. A field of over 5,000 flags will grace the west lawn near the fort. The public is invited to share the names of their service man or woman to be added to the field. A musket salute was held on November 11th at 11am on the field.


Community Appreciation Day

All season

"Community Appreciation Days" Residents (with residency proof) of Warren, Washington, Essex, Hamilton and Saratoga counties have free admission on these dates. June 16 & 17; July 21 & 22; August 11 & 12; September 15 & 16; October 20 & 21.



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