Historic Sites

If you haven’t already heard, The Lake George Region is incredibly rich in history. If you are a history buff, or just interested in visiting important historical sites, places and landmarks, be sure to take an adventure and visit the following historical “Have You Seen?” locations, which include the forts, battlefields, and bodies of water that were significant during the French and Indian War and American Revolution.

Grant Cottage State Historic Site

Visit the cottage where, in 1885, Ulysses S. Grant spent the last weeks of his life completing his memoirs. View the original furnishings and decorations, Grant’s personal items, as well as the spectacular views from his Eastern Outlook of the Hudson Valley, from the Adirondacks (north), Green Mountains of Vermont… Read More

Father Isaac Jogues

A French Jesuit Missionary to establish peace among the Indians in the Mohawk Valley, was one of the first white men to gaze upon a most beautiful and pristine body of water on the Eve of Corpus Christie in May of 1646. He named the lake “Lac Du Saint Sacrement,” which… Read More


Originally the home of financier Spencer Trask, the palatial 400-acre estate now offers residencies to professional creative artists working in one or more of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Enjoy the famous nearly 100-year-old Yaddo Rose Garden with statuary… Read More

Schuyler House

This gracious restored country home of Revolutionary War Commander General Phillip Schuyler was built in 1777 using soldier masons, carpenters, and possibly British prisoners. This is the third home to be built on this 25 acre estate; the first house was destroyed in 1745 during a French-Indian raid. The second… Read More

Crown Point Historic Site

Contains the ruins of Fort St. Frederic, the first French-Canadian fortification in the Southern Champlain Valley, constructed 1734-1737. This Fort was the major French stronghold in the Valley against the British. After 1755, St. Frederic controlled the narrows of Lake Champlain and Fort Carillon protected the portage between Lake George… Read More

Lake George Battlefield Park

Heavily steeped in history, the 35 acre park was the scene of warfare between the Algonquin and Iroquois Indian tribes, and between England and American Colonies during the Revolution. Be sure to see these historic monuments: Statue of Father Isaac Jogues, the first white man to have seen Lake George;… Read More

Skene Manor

“Castle on The Hill" This Victorian Gothic-style mansion, built in 1874 by Italian stonecutters for NYS Supreme Court Justice Joseph Potter, overlooks the harbor and the surrounding village of Whitehall, New York. Constructed of native stone blocks, this magnificent structure bespeaks a turn-of-the-century craftsmanship rarely duplicated today. In May of… Read More

Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration

  A restored 18th Century log fortress that was originally built in 1755 by Major General William Johnson during the French and Indian War to block French military advances from Canada into colonies along the Lake Champlain-Hudson River valley route; it also served as a northern defense for the colony of New… Read More

Fort Ticonderoga & The King’s Gardens

Fort Ticonderoga:  Visit Fort Ticonderoga and experience some of the greatest moments of America’s history! Fort Ticonderoga is the site of strategic military significance in the 18th century, landmark preservation in the 19th century, and monumental restoration in the 20th century. Today, Fort Ticonderoga is an independent non-profit educational organization,… Read More