Tours & Tickets

General Fort Admission

  • Adults $19.50
  • Senior $15.00
  • Child (5-15) $8.00

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Ghost Tours (reservations required)

  • Adult $18.00
  • Senior $15.00
  • Child (5-15) $8.00

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

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

Self-Guided Tours

The museum buildings contain hundreds of artifacts found during archeological digs at Fort William Henry and the surrounding area. The variety of items range from buttons and coins to musket balls and mortar fragments from the siege. See our short introductory film that plays continuously throughout the day. In addition, exhibits and artwork explain the daily life of the fort’s soldiers, camp followers and Native American allies. Use your cell phone to connect to an interactive walking tour of the fort available in both English and Spanish.

18th Century Military Demonstration

Step back to 1757 as two world powers fought for control of North America. Interact with the fort’s soldiers to 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.

  • Daily: 10 am; 12:00, 2:00, 4:00 pm.
  • Military demonstrations will be conducted at 10 am, 11am, 12pm, 1, 2 and 4 on Friday and Saturday as follows:

    July 12, 13
    July 19, 20
    July 26, 27

    August 2, 3
    August 9, 10 (surrender week)
    August 16, 17

Join the King’s Army

Following each Military Demonstration, children are invited to “Join the King’s Army”. Each child is provided a musket, waistcoat and tricorn hat and will learn the commands to shoot their musket, march with the fort’s soldiers and fire at the enemy! After their training, they will be enlisted into the King’s service and receive their certificate and wages for the day. Showing their coin in the Sutler Shop will entitle them to 10% off any purchase.

Mini Talks

During July and August, mini talks and demonstrations are presented at 11:15 am, 1:15 and 3:15 pm daily. Scheduled talks for the day are posted at the fort admission desk and vary from day to day. Topics include: 18th century coins, Cannons of the HMS Looe and 18th Century Surgical Techniques. In addition, join the fort’s soldiers as they create powder horns and quill pens, cook their meals over an open fire and to discuss individual artifacts within the museum.

  • July and August | 11:15 am, 1:15 and 3:15 pm daily

Group Visits & Tours

We welcome motor coach and group visits (minimum 15 people). 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

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.  See first-hand, the equipment used by investigators in their quest to research paranormal activity.  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. Reservations by phone required – Call (518) 668-5471.

  • May 17 – June 23, 2019
    Friday – Sunday | 7:30 and 9:00 pm
  • June 26 – September 1
    Wednesday – Sunday | 7:30, 8:00, 9:00 and 9:30 pm
  • September 6 – October 27
    Friday-Sunday | 6:30 and 8:00 pm
    (no ghost tour October 11 & 12)