Tours & Tickets

General Admission (Reservations strongly suggested)

  • Adult $19.95
  • Senior $15.95
  • Child (5-15; under 5 free) $9.00

Call (518) 964-6649 for reservations or information

Historical Walking Tours (Please see description)

  • Adult $15.00
  • Senior $12.00
  • Child (5-15) $8.00

Call (518) 964-6649 for reservations or information

Spirits of History Ghost Tours (Reservations required)

  • Adult $19.95
  • Senior $15.95
  • Child (5-15; under 5 free) $9.00

Call (518) 964-6649 for reservations or information

Plus NYS tax. Military/Veterans-free with ID.

Tour Details Explore the Sights, Sounds and Stories at the Fort.

Please purchase your ticket in advance if possible. Tickets are valid for the day of visit and the next consecutive day. Tour size is limited, therefore, reservations are strongly suggested. Please call 518-964-6649.

COVID-19 Precautions

Your safety is very important to us! We have enhanced our health and safety measures to minimize risk to staff and visitors. We follow CDC and NYS governor’s executive orders which include social distancing and use of face coverings. Face coverings are required within our buildings and on all tours without exception.

All tours are guided. Self guiding is not possible at this time and several smaller areas are closed.

Risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where groups of people come together. By visiting, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Thank you!

“The Army’s Perspective” – a historical Walking tour” – NEW

Join us for a guided walking tour of the outlying areas around the fort from the British and French perspective!
The “British” tour takes you along the shoreline east while your guide points out historical sites such as the entrenched camp, Battle of Lake George, William Johnson & King Hendrick Monument and more! Daily: 11:15 am and 1:30 pm.
The “French” tour goes north and east along the lake to Shepard Park to view the French lines, how the approached the fort after coming ashore and siege tactics which caused the British to surrender in 1757. Daily: 10:30 am and 2:30 pm.
This tour does not include the interior of the fort. It is approx 1 mile to view the landscape and lines of the opposing armies in 1757.
Tours are approx. 45 minutes – 1 hour.

General Admission – 18th Century History and Military Demonstration

Step back to 1757 as two world powers fought for control of North America. Begin with a guided tour through museum exhibits and buildings. Interact with the fort’s soldiers to learn about jobs they would have been assigned. Also learn the importance of not permitting French forces to move south from this point. Hear the commands of firing the musket and the roar of the cannon during the military demonstration. Approx: 1 hr 15 minutes.

Tickets good for two consecutive days.

  • Daily: 9:30 am; 10:15, 11:00; 12:30 pm; 1:15, 2:00, 2:45, 3:30, 4:15 pm.

Ghost 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.  Join us for a tour of ghostly places.  Hear the stories that have been handed down over the years, as well as the personal experiences of those leading the tour. Tour requires walking, stairs and dark places. Tour size limited. Children under 15 yrs not permitted on the 8:30 and 9:30 pm tour. Reservations by phone required unless booked on-line- Call (518) 964-6649.

  • Wednesday-Sunday- 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:00 pm

Group Visits & Tours

We welcome motor coach and group visits. Custom tours are available for all ages.

Group tours of the Fort include:

  • Uniformed guide meets your group to begin the guided tour
  • Musket loading and firing demonstration
  • Cannon firing demonstration
  • Self guided tour of museum and exhibits