The first time I went to Fort William Henry it was magic.. I couldn't wait to delve into the history of the French and Indian War, and after watching Daniel Day Lewis on Last of the Mohicans - this fort was a must see..
That was then and this is now.. The poor fort has given way to urban sprawl and is now buried among the sights and hotels of Lake George. It was like going to see an old friend and wishing he will make it another year.
The employees/volunteers of the fort make it worth the visit - the costumed characters are a MUST SEE. If you have children this is the place to alleviate boredom. Once they fire that musket and cannon, kids are hooked. When the request to join the Kings Army is made its best to let them follow the grenadier or you'll get drug down the ramp to the barracks.
After that its educational in watching them pour lead for the musket balls and then comes the gift shop. Overpriced and damaged is what I witnessed. It's nice to know that the Chinese have an appreciation for the history and scenery of the French and Indian War. Even the stuffed bear at the desk is on its last leg and begging for charity.
I would suggest this for families and the price is alittle high for admittance, but someone has to pay those actors. My best advice is see it for yourself and judge..
As a mom of 2 boys (ages 10 & 12)I thought this was a great place to visit with the kids while in Lake George.
The Fort W. Henry Museum was fun, interesting, educational, and interactive for the kids. A one hour tour is given and then you are free to roam the grounds for as much or as little time as you choose. The kids are encouraged to participate in the "King's Army". They learn how lead was melted in an oven, and was a great learning experience which is also fun.
The only downside is that it is a bit pricey. My 12 year old had to pay an adult rate whereas some other places still charged us the child rate for him.
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