Upcoming Events at Fort William Henry

Memorial Day Observance
Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Observance

Join reenactors and veterans at Lake George Battlefield Park as they honor the service of four unknown soldiers of the French and Indian War killed during the Bloody Morning Scout 1755. Wreath laying ceremony and musket salute. 10:30 am.

Alexander Hamilton
All 2019 Season

Alexander Hamilton Exhibit

Alexander Hamilton:The Man Who Made Modern America recounts Hamilton’s meteoric rise from an orphaned, 15-year-old immigrant to George Washington’s aide and a pivotal figure in the founding of the country. Hamilton foresaw the complex modern society the U.S. would become and was a driving force in creating the financial, political and legal systems that have shaped the nation for more than 200 years.

Historical demonstrations
Saturday & Sunday, June 15 & 16, 2019

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.

War reenactors talking with guests at Fort William Henry Museum in Lake George NY
June 15-16; July 27-28; Aug 24-25; Sept 28-29; Oct 19-20

Community Appreciation Days

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

declaration of independence
Wednesday and Thursday, July 3 & 4, 2019

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)

Sweet Bee Honey Festival
Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sweet Bee Honey Festival

A celebration of everything Honey! Tastings, sales, gourmet foods, crafts and beverages plus great entertainment and educational programs.

Commemoration of the Surrender of Fort William Henry
Saturday, August 10, 2019

262nd Commemoration of the Surrender of Fort William Henry.

Military drill and camp life, surrender ceremony at 12 noon followed by wreath laying at grave of the unknown. Discounted admission all day.

French and Indian War Encampment
Saturday & Sunday, September 14 & 15, 2019

Amherst Campaign of 1759 Commemoration

French and Indian War Encampment commemorating the Amherst Campaign of 1759. Skirmishes, military drill and tactical, 18th century sutlers, cannon firing, fort garrison and camp life. Lake George Battlefield Park and Fort William Henry. 9 am – 4 pm Saturday; 9 am – 3 pm Sunday.

Civil War Encampment
September 20-22, 2019

Civil War Encampment

Visit with Union soldiers as they go about their daily camp routine, cannon demonstrations, military drill, surgeon’s tent.

Fort by Firelight
Friday & Saturday, October 11 & 12, 2019

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!

Field of Flags
November 4-12, 2019

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.