Upcoming Events at Fort William Henry

War reenactor shooting a musket replica
May 1 - Open for the Season!

Military Demonstrations

Join us every day May 1 – October 30th for daytime military demonstrations and tours!

winter sunset on lake george
Fridays & Saturdays, May

Haunted History Tours

“With this much history, there are bound to be some ghost stories…”

The area surrounding Fort William Henry has been the scene for countless battles, terrible disease and harsh climate.  With hundreds of years of history, there are bound to be some ghost stories.

Hear stories that have been handed down over the years, as well as the personal experiences of guides leading the tour. You may even encounter your own paranormal experience or capture an other-worldly image. (Tour requires walking, stairs and dark places.)  

June 18-19

NYS Path Through History Weekend

An official Path Through History Site! Fort William Henry is a restored Colonial fort of the 1755-1757 French and Indian War era, located at the strategic south end of Lake George. What was it like to be at the outpost in the wilderness in 1757? What hardships did the British and Provincial soldiers face here? Come find out from one of our 18th-century guides! Our interpreters will discuss life at a British fort, 18th-century weapons, and warfare, including live-firing demonstrations of a musket and cannon. Want to learn more about the Vauban style construction of Fort William Henry? As a Path Through History Weekend special, we will be hosting additional tours about the fort’s construction. Children are invited to join the King’s Army. Young “soldiers” are provided with a uniform, musket, and the chance to drill with their guide following the military demonstrations. After the “firing” of their musket, participants will be presented with a certificate signing them up as a soldier and a coin for their “soldier’s” pay.

declaration of independence
July 3rd and 4th - 1 PM

Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Join us for a live reading of the Declaration of Independence on the front lawn outside the main entrance of the Fort William Henry Museum.

last of the mohicans movie
August 26th - 7 PM

Last of the Mohicans Interactive Movie Screening 

You’ve never seen the Last of the Mohicans like this! This is an interactive showing of the 1992 film, Last of the Mohicans. Guests view the film under the stars as reenactors bring the film to life.

Fort by Firelight
October

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!

Reservations are highly recommended. Book online at fwhmuseum.com.

Disclaimer: Tour consists of walking, stairs, darkness, and scary scenarios. Not recommended for those with medical conditions, or children under 5. No coupons accepted for this event. No refunds after tour begins. Tour lasts approx. 20 minutes for each group.