Upcoming Events at Fort William Henry

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)

Friday - Sunday, July 30th - August 1

18th Century Eastern Woodland Native American Encampment

Join us this weekend, July 30 – August 1, for an educational weekend encampment outside the Fort William Henry Museum! Activities include lessons about 18th Century Eastern Woodland Native crafts, firearms, weaponry, food, and textiles. Saturday night will feature Traditional Songs and dances around the campfire. Special thank you to Melanie Sawyer, Brian McCormack, and their group for this educational experience!

Thursday, August 5

The Life and Legacy of Dr. Joseph Warren

On Thursday, August 5, at 7 PM, the Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance will sponsor a program on Warren County’s namesake entitled “The Life and Legacy of Dr. Joseph Warren” at the Fort William Henry Hotel Conference Center. Christian Di Spigna, the country‘s leading authority on Dr. Warren and author of Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution’s Lost Hero will present the lecture which is free and open to the public.

The program is co-sponsored by the French and Indian War Society which arranged for a room at the Fort William Henry Hotel Conference Center. Also supporting this program are the Warren County Historical Society and the Lake George Historical Association.

Memorial Day Observance
Monday, August 9

264th Commemoration of the Surrender of Fort William Henry

Join us Monday, August 9th at 1:00 pm for the 264th commemoration of the Surrender of Fort William Henry. The surrender will take place outside on the lakeside lawn of the Fort William Henry Hotel near the fort entrance and will include a reading of the Terms of Surrender and march to the Military Cemetery for a wreath laying at the grave of the Unknown. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Friday, August 27

Last of the Mohicans Interactive Movie

The Fort William Henry Museum is presenting an interactive viewing of the 1992 film (rated R) starring Daniel Day Lewis. While you watch the movie 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! Doors open at 7, movie begins at sunset.

Friday-Sunday, September 17-19, 2021

French & Indian War Reenactment 2021

Announcing our 2021 French and Indian War Reenactment! Join us September 17th, 18th, and 19th for a reenactment of the Battle of Lake George. Reenactors and Sutlers – click here to register: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12w1c3z42B2zHFeEeMPhjdnBDaSiYkyah/view?usp=sharing

Fort by Firelight
Saturday and Sunday, October 9 & 10, 2021

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!

Reservations are highly recommended. Book online at fwhmuseum.com

Field of Flags
November 5-12, 2021

Field of Flags

The west lawn of Fort William Henry will be transformed into a field of over 7,000 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.