Upcoming Events at Fort William Henry

War reenactors talking with guests at Fort William Henry Museum in Lake George NY
August 1 & 2, 2020

Community Appreciation Days

Free admission with proof of residency in Warren, Washington, Hamilton, Essex and Saratoga Counties.

French and British soldiers marching with flags
Sunday, August 9, 2020

263rd Commemoration of the Surrender of Fort William Henry 12:00-12:30 pm

Ceremony marking the 263rd anniversary of the Surrender of Fort William Henry. Surrender ceremony at 12 noon on the lakeside lawn followed by march to military cemetery, wreath laying and musket salute at grave of the unknown.
Free and open to the public. Please plan to wear facing covering and practice social distancing for the safety of all attending. (Does not include fort admission)

last of the mohicans movie
Saturday, August 22, 2020 DATE CHANGE

The Last of the Mohicans Movie – Interactive Experience

Experience the movie “The Last of the Mohicans” (Rated R) in a new way!! Fort William Henry is presenting a unique interactive viewing of the 1992 movie starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

While you watch the screen under the stars, the action will come to life around you – attacks on the English troops, musket fire and the roar of the cannon will put you in the heart of the action!

Start your journey by visiting our 18th century camp and the Fort William Henry museum exhibits during the day. Join us in the evening for a cookout of hotdogs, hamburgers, salads and more, in the fort parade ground, then settle in for our interactive showing of “The Last of the Mohicans” based on events that happened right where you are sitting!

Cookout begins 6:30 pm; Movie at dusk.
$25 adults & seniors $12 children

Movie only: $15 adults & seniors $8 children

Chairs provided or bring your own comfortable one!
Reservations are required. Limited admission Rain date: Sunday August 23rd.

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

Fort by Firelight

The fort has surrendered 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

Battles & Beverages -Adirondack Reenactor’s Fair

Vaudreuil’s Raid of 1757  & Lake George Reenactor’s 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 2 pm – reenactment of Vaudreuil’s Raid of 1757.  Book signings, modern craft fair, local beverage makers on hand for tastings.  Saturday: 10 – 4; Sunday 10 – 3.  Carriage House, Fort William Henry.  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)