Upcoming Fort William Henry Events

reenactors shooting muskets in front of lake george
May 27, 2024

Memorial Day Salute

Join us for a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at Burial Site of Unknown Soldiers in Lake George Battlefield Park. This event is organized by the Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance.

June 16, 2024

NYS Path Through History

Fort William Henry joins hundreds of sites and events across New York State in a celebration of our state’s history.

View of Fort William Henry in Lake George, NY
June 25-26, 2024

Community Appreciation Days

Residents of Warren, Washington, Saratoga Counties – FREE Admission with Proof of Residency AND email

July 4-6, 2024

Declaration of Independence

Join us for a reading of the Declaration of Independence. This event will take place at 1pm on July 4, 5, and 6 outside the main entrance to the fort.

View of Fort William Henry in Lake George, NY
July 16-17, 2024

Community Appreciation Days

Residents of Warren, Washington, Saratoga Counties – FREE Admission with Proof of Residency AND email

August 8, 2024

Guest Speaker: George on George

At 7 pm in the Fort William Henry Conference Center, historian and reenactor George Bray will speak on Colonel George Monro – commander of Fort William Henry during the famous siege and infamous massacre that followed.

Fort William Henry Museum marching soldiers with flags
August 9, 2024

Surrender of Fort William Henry Ceremony

After a siege from French forces beginning August 3rd, General Munro and the British were forced to surrender Fort William Henry on August 9th. Join us at 1pm for a commemoration on the lakeside lawn of the Fort William Henry hotel. This will include a reading of the terms of surrender and wreath-laying at the military cemetery.

View of Fort William Henry in Lake George, NY
August 13-14, 2024

Community Appreciation Days

Residents of Warren, Washington, Saratoga Counties – FREE Admission with Proof of Residency AND email

last of the mohicans movie
August 23, 2024

Last of the Mohicans Interactive Movie

During an interactive showing of the Last of the Mohicans (1992, Rated R), Fort William Henry guides and local reenactors will march, fire the musket and cannon, and flee from the French massacre as the events occur in the film. Doors open at 7:15pm and the movie will start at approximately 8:15pm. This is an open-air event which takes place in the fort parade ground. Bring camp chairs and dress appropriately. Snacks available in the Sutler gift shop until 9:00pm. In the event of rain, the showing will be cancelled and tickets refunded.

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September 14, 2023

Basics of Wooden Ship Hull Construction

Instructors: Joseph W. Zarzynski (Maritime Archaeologist) and Bob Baker (Antique Tool Specialist)

The dugout canoe is the oldest type of watercraft, dating to over 8,000 years ago. Eventually vessels were fashioned of cut and sawed planks. The workshop will review the history of early watercraft, but the focus will be on wooden ship hull construction of colonial sailing vessels. Participants will also examine bateau and sloop pieces from FWH Museum’s collection to gain insight into the construction of colonial crafts on Lake George.

Sponsored by the French & Indian War Society at Lake George, Inc. The program also serves as a fund raiser for the not-for-profit society. Classes take place from 10am-1pm and are in-person. Participants shall receive a certificate of attendance. Cost per workshop is $30 ($15 for Society members). No audio or video recording is permitted. Preregistration is required.

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View of Fort William Henry in Lake George, NY
September 17-18, 2024

Community Appreciation Days

Residents of Warren, Washington, Saratoga Counties – FREE Admission with Proof of Residency AND email

War reenactors at Fort William Henry Museum
September 20-22, 2024

French & Indian War Reenactment and Encampment

This year’s three-day Reenactment and Encampment hosted by the Fort Edward Garrison in cooperation with
Fort William Henry and the French and Indian War Society. The event alternates location between Fort
Edward/Roger’s Island and the Lake George Battlefield Park.

September 28, 2023

Understanding the National Register of Historic Places and a Primer on Writing a National Register Nomination

The National Register of Historic Places (aka NR) lists over 96,000 properties in the USA. The program was created by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The class will examine the NR and review the process of preparing NR nominations for structures, floating vessels, shipwrecks, wharves, and other properties.

Sponsored by the French & Indian War Society at Lake George, Inc. The program also serves as a fund raiser for the not-for-profit society. Classes take place from 10am-1pm and are in-person. Participants shall receive a certificate of attendance. Cost per workshop is $30 ($15 for Society members). No audio or video recording is permitted. Preregistration is required.

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View of Fort William Henry in Lake George, NY
October 19-20, 2024

Community Appreciation Days

Residents of Warren, Washington, Saratoga Counties – FREE Admission with Proof of Residency AND email

Field of Flags
November 11-18, 2024

Field of Flags

Veterans’ Day Commemoration with Wreath laying amongst a field of flags, each of which represents a veteran, local or otherwise, nominated for the honor by visitors to the Fort William Henry Museum and/or website.

reenactors marching with muskets
March 22, 2025

Battles & Beverages

The French and Indian War Society of Lake George and the Fort William Henry Corporation, with the cooperation of the Lake George Battlefield Alliance, is pleased to announce that we will be bringing back the popular March event “Battles and Beverages”. This one-day event will be held on March 22nd, 2025!

Event details to be determined.