Learn about historical people, places, events, happenings, and findings that are of significant importance to the Lake George Region of Upstate New York. Read about Father Isaac Jogues (who named Lake George – “Lac Du Saint Sacrament”), the history of Lake George Village, Fort William Henry’s archaeological dig, Theodore Roosevelt (who learned he became president while traveling in the Adirondacks), Thomas Jefferson (who described Lake George as the most beautiful water he’d ever seen), White House Recognition (of a local diving group’s effort in preserving underwater shipwrecks in Lake George), and so many more wonderful details of this region’s history.
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A French Jesuit Missionary who named the lake “Lac Du Saint Sacrement.”
Once the largest village in New York State.
Uncovered artifacts & clues to our nation’s past.
Take your car or bike and locate markers & monuments throughout the region.
Learn about early steamboats that cruised Lake George.
Today’s popular bike path was once the Deleware & Hudson Railroad line.
Theater adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper’s classic novel set in the backdrop of the Fort William Henry.
Learn about the history of the village, formerly named the Town of Caldwell.
Was once was part of the great northern wilderness.
Discover the rich history of this Adirondack Region, where Teddy Roosevelt learned he will become President.
Celebrating New York’s 400th Anniversary in 2009.
Learned he will be President while climbing Mt. Marcy in the Adirondacks.
A vacationer here in the region during the late 1700’s, and loved beautiful Lake George.
Follow this route of great historical significance.
Take an historical trip from Ticonderoga to Fort Edward, following Henry Knox’s trail.
Take a tour of forts, battlefields, historic homes, museums & monuments, all of great significance to the French & Indian War & Revolutionary Wars.
Find out about one of Lake George’s historical hidden secrets!
First Lady Michelle Obama & the White House presents a local preservation group with this honor.
To learn more about historical places, sites and landmarks in the Lake George Region, check out the “Have You Seen? – History” section by clicking here. Enjoy the adventures!