Montcalm Trying to Stop the Massacre. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Montcalm Trying to Stop the Massacre. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Shannon and I really enjoyed the history tour today. It was very educational and made us aware of some beautiful spots we probably would not have visited. It was genius having the mystery spot at the end of the tour. I was impressed with your knowledge and also your vision for the town’s tourism. Lake George is lucky to have you.

— Maribeth Fish

I previously owned a tour company focusing on Russia, and know that a good walking tour can add so much to a trip, whether it be a natural wonder or a cultural center or a historic site. Lake George History Tours knows this, too. I made last-minute reservations during the Hemmings Concours d’Elegance in September 2018, and Erin, the guide, made Lake George come alive for me. 

-Marc David Miller

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These walking tours provide visitors and locals alike with an engaging way to learn about our area’s rich history. I’m proud to be on the board of this up-and-coming organization.

— Kate Austin-Avon

Lake George History Tours

Lake George has earned a place in our nation’s history!

Welcome to Lake George History Tours, offering the original and best walking tours of legendary historical sites in Lake George, New York.

2019 Tour Times
Daily at 9:30am July 1 – September 2 and weekends September 7-October 14.
WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO GIVE YOU A TOUR OUTSIDE OUR REGULAR TOUR HOURS.  Just give us a call.  There are no additional fees for this service.

Why a History of Lake George?
The Lake George area played a vital role in the creation of our beautiful nation. The waterways of the Lake George area were heavily traveled and fought for by militia during some of our earliest campaigns. Battles fought in and around Lake George helped to shape the French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars and changed the course of history. Allegiances and enemies made during the French and Indian War impacted the outcome of the Revolutionary War.

History abounds in the Lake George area. Ever heard of James Fenimore Cooper’s film The Last of the Mohicans? It depicts events that occurred right in Lake George’s Southern Basin. Take a walk with our tour guides to learn about the creation of Fort William Henry and the role it played in the French and Indian War.

Many of our forefathers came to the shores of Lake George as tourists after the war that birthed our nation.  Lake George still draws millions of tourists to its beautiful waters and majestic mountains. The natural landscape of the area has made Lake George Village a must see destination for hundreds of years.

Your Lake George History Tour covers important historic sites that were instrumental in shaping the physical, cultural, and economic stories of the Lake George area over the last 300 years.

Tours are approximately 1.5 hours long, filled with beautiful sights of Lake George, and led by knowledgeable and friendly tour guides.

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Regatta. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Regatta. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.