Fort William Henry Museum

Special Events


Scout Days

June 27 & 28

Bring your scout to the fort for a special day of living history.  


Silver Moon Intertribal Pow Wow

August 8 & 9

Native American dancers, drum, foods and storytelling.


258th Anniversary of the Surrender of Fort William Henry

August 9

Surrender Ceremony marking the surrender of the fort to French Forces under General Montcalm in 1757.  12:00 noon.


260th Anniversary, Battle of Lake George.  

September 25 – 27

18th century encampment and reenactment of the Battle of Lake George.  British, French, Provincial and Native American reenactors will bring history to life!


Military March from Lake George to Fort Edward

October 2

March to mark the troops departure from Fort William Henry to Fort Edward for the end of the military campaign season.


End of the Campaign, Rogers Island, Fort Edward

October 3 – 4

18th century encampment and reenactment of the troops returning to Fort Edward for the end of the year’s military campaigns.  


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