Fort William Henry Museum

Special Events

Open for the Season 

May 5th - October 29th, 2017

9:30 am – 6:00 pm (last admission at 5:00 pm)
Sutler open 9:30 am – 6 pm (7 pm w/ evening programs)


Mother's Day

May 14th, 2017

Bring your mom for free on Mother’s Day! Learn what it was like for women in colonial America, especially in the wilderness outpost of Fort William Henry! Special admission rate for the weekend with a special gift for Mom.


Spirits of History Ghost Tours 

May 19th - October 29th, 2017    

May 19th - June 28th: Fri & Sat 7:30pm and 9:00 pm
June 29th - Sept 5th: GT on Wed, Fri and Sat 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm and 9:30 pm
Sept 6th - Oct 29th: Fri & Sat 7:30 and 9:00 pm


Law Enforcement Weekend

Friday, May 19th - Sunday, 21st, 2017

Special admission for Law Enforcement personnel and families. A field of flags to honor those who have died in the line of duty will be in front of the fort.


Memorial Day Observance

Monday, May 29th, 2017

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.


"Kings Highlanders Pipe Band" 

Friday, June 16th, 2017

12 noon - 4:00 pm - Scottish pipe and drum band will perform at the Fort.


"NYS Pathways Through History"

Saturday/Sunday, June 17th & 18th, 2017

Bring your father for free on Father’s Day.  Special admission rate for the weekend.


"Scout Day"

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

A special day of colonial living history for scouts.


"Adamsville Ancients Pipe & Drum"

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

"Adamsville Ancients Pipe & Drum" performing at the fort museum on Saturday afternoon. Special performance on hotel lawn Saturday evening. Performances at the fort Sunday morning and early afternoon.


"260th Commemoration of the Surrender of Fort William Henry"    

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

12 noon - Surrender ceremony, wreath laying 


Reenactment: "260th Siege and Surrender of Fort William Henry"

Friday - Sunday, August 25th - 27th, 2017

Battlefield Park, Wood Park, FWH.
Set up Friday; battle reenactments, skirmishes, 18th century camp life on Sat and Sunday.  Dinner at fort on Saturday night.  Expecting 300+ reenactors.


Smithsonian Museum Day 

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Live Special living history activities for home school students and parents.  Special admission rate for home schoolers plus tix from


"Fort by Firelight"

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

7:30pm start - 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! Groups go each half hour with the last starting at 10:30 pm.  Reservations are required.


"Field of Flags" Veterans Appreciation Week

November 3rd - 13th, 2017

A field of over 5,000 flags will grace the west lawn of 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 11 am on the field.


"Community Appreciation Days"

June 17th & 18th, 2017
July 22nd & 23rd, 2017
August 12th & 13th, 2017
September 16th & 17th, 2017
October 21st & 22nd, 2017

Residents (with residency proof) of Warren, Washington, Essex, Hamilton and Saratoga counties have free admission on these dates.  



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