Upcoming Events at Fort William Henry

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Archery Tag!

Archery Tag!

Get out of the house for outdoor exercise with your family. Archery Tag has arrived at Lake George! Teams of 2-5 players per side battle it out in this fast paced, non-stop game that combines the skill of archery with the game of dodge ball!
All equipment supplied and sanitized between games.
Simple game instructions and referee.
$15 per person. Ages 10 and up.

Fort by Firelight
Saturday and Sunday, October 10 & 11, 2020

Fort by Firelight

The fort is about to surrender to the enemy and now they are looking for any survivors! The fort’s solders will try to take you safety through the secret dark passageways so you can escape before the enemy finds you! As you make your way out, you’ll be surrounded by musket and cannon fire, smoke and chaos with nothing more than a few torches and candles to light the way!

18th century dressed women and man behind a table selling historical items
Saturday and Sunday, October 10 & 11, 2020

Adirondack Reenactor’s Meet & Sutler Fair

A reenactor meet, F&I reenactment and sutler fair.  ALL time periods are invited to participate in this timeline event, recruit members, provide education on their period and sell period items.      Saturday: 10 – 4; Sunday 10 – 3.  FWH Conference Center, Canada St and at the Fort.  Information:  518-668-5471

Field of Flags
November 7-14, 2020

Field of Flags

The west lawn of Fort William Henry will be transformed into a field of over 6,000 flags to honor veterans and activity duty military personnel. Each flag has a name, branch of service and time of service attached. Members of the public are invited to add their name or that of a loved one during the year so it can be displayed in the field during November.   Ceremony and musket salute to mark Veteran’s Day is held on November 11 at 11 am. Free.

winter sunset on lake george
Saturdays, December 2020 - February 2021

Spirits of History Wagon Rides

What could be better than a relaxing, horse-drawn wagon ride on a brisk winter evening under the stars?  Bundle up and come to Fort William Henry this winter for a 20-minute ride along the edge of beautiful Lake George as a fort soldier tells you about the battles and history that took place along your route!  At the end of your ride, the wagon pulls up to the fort for a walk through the casemate to hear ghostly tales of the past and present.  Finish your journey at the Tankard Tavern, within the Fort William Henry Hotel, warm by the fireside with a mug of hot chocolate. Dates, time and price TBD

soldiers with flags
Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20, 2021

NYS Pathways through History

Fort William Henry is participating with NYS Pathways through History Weekend. See cooking demonstrations, fort life and discover the events that helped not only shape New York State but ultimately to the formation of the entire nation. Celebrate Father’s Day with free admission for Dad.

declaration of independence
Saturday & Sunday, July 3 & 4, 2021

Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Reading of the Declaration of Independence on the fort lawn on July 3rd at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm and July 4th at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. (Free to the public)