Fort William Henry Museum is on US 9 (Canada St.) in the center of town. This 1755-57 British fort was the subject of James Fenimore Cooper's “The Last of the Mohicans.” The replica contains barracks, stockades, dungeons and fort artifacts. Living-history demonstrations include canon and musket firing, a bomb toss and musket ball molding. The Archeological Room contains an exhibit about the sunken fleet of 1758. The Spirit of History Ghost Tour explores sites thought to be haunted.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$16.75; $13.75 (ages 62+); $7.75 (ages 5-15); free (active military and veterans with ID). Ghost tours $16.95; $13.95 (ages 62+); $7.95 (ages 5-15).
10% discount on Regular Adult and Childrens admission
Hours: Daily 9:30-5:30, May-Oct.; closing times may vary in summer. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Tours are given at 10, noon and 3. Night ghost tours depart Wed.-Sun. at 7:30, 8, 9 and 9:30, July-Aug.; Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30 and 9, Sept.-Oct.; Fri.-Sat. at 7:30 and 9, late May-June 30. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.