Fort William Henry Museum

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Fort William Henry Museum is rumored to be haunted by victims of the massacre of 1757. Reports say anywhere from 200 to 1500 people were killed. One ghost, with uneven footsteps, is nicknamed the Limper. His amputated skeleton was unearthed by archeologists in the 1950s. Another ghost, the Slammer, likes to–you guessed it–slam doors in the museum guides’ faces. There are also officers’ ghosts who reprimand guides for entering their spaces and a disembodied voice that urges tourists to leave the powder magazine. Also seen here are orbs, flashing lights and colored streaks. The site was investigated by TV’s Ghost Hunters.

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Geographic Information

Address:
48 Canada St
Lake George, NY 12845
United States

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GPS:
43.42010910291862, -73.71102476128732
County:
Warren County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Lake George, NY (0.4 mi.)
Queensbury, NY (5.7 mi.)
Glens Falls North, NY (6.0 mi.)
Warrensburg, NY (6.2 mi.)
Glens Falls, NY (8.3 mi.)
West Glens Falls, NY (8.4 mi.)
South Glens Falls, NY (9.2 mi.)
Bolton Landing, NY (9.9 mi.)
Hadley, NY (9.9 mi.)
Hudson Falls, NY (10.4 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.fwhmuseum.com/

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  1. Considering the violence there, there’s no reason to not think it was haunted, but to correct the numbers. They are far less than posted above. Things like Last of the Mohicans have exploded the violence for dramatic effect. The siege was successful but Montcalm allowed the British to retreat with full honors: muskets, side arms, colors, and one cannon.
    The Indians were not so thrilled and wanted…trophies. Under the terms they could strike the first blow but tried to incite the retreating men. The British regulars were well disciplined and didn’t respond to provocation-which got the braves even more worked up. The colonials at the end of the column were not as controlled and facing Indians even more worked up and angry. They responded to the taunts which made them fair game for attack. While the red coats were unmolested many on the 1,000+ colonials suffered. Military records say the actual dead in the ‘massacre’ were no more than 200.

    after this the French burned the fort and the site was reclaimed by the forests of New York for nearly 200 years when the current site was built in a wave of nostalgia. A terrifying siege followed by murder and fear then left to sit and ‘brood’ over the fear and death of 2 centuries before with no other human activity to ‘pave’ over it certainly could lead to a haunting, but let’s keep the numbers straight.

  2. I was a waitress at the lookout cafe about 10 years ago. I used to work double shifts because the money was so good. One late night I was leaving work walking alone between the fort and hotel to my car to the far end of the parking lot. During my walk I reach down to grab my tips out of my appron to count them when I felt something was looking at me. I looked up to see a man in a red uniform sitting on a horse about 30 feet away from me. I took off running filled with fear. When I looked back t was gone. I made it to my car crying and told the chef one duty also leaving . I quit the next day and never have been back.

  3. I was there one night for there ghost tour a few days before Halloween and we were in the old bakery and all of a sudden I smelt cinnamon buns and the tour guide said sometimes people come down here and smell cinnamon buns so I thought that was super creepy and another experience was the same ghost tour and the tour guides turned off the light so we can take some photos and I caught a picture of a orb/light line in the middle of the picture and the wired part was that there was no one around me taking photos so I showed the tour guide and he said some one took a picture and they had the same light line in the middle of the
    Picture
    Like me

  4. When on ghost tour at Ft William Henry in August 2015 my girlfriend took pictures in the dungeon where the hospital use to be. Legend has it that Mary, Jacob and Hym (unkonown if human or other) occupy that area of the fort. After all visitors finished taking pictures, I took my pictures.

    Note up above the chimny stack up in the rafters my girlfriend picture reveals no image but my pictures show a facial inage and a cougar or other type cat face

  5. I went on the 8:30 ghost tour at the fort on Saturday August 8th, 2015. It was really fun learning about the history and learning about the spirits that still lingure. As my group toured with a guide I took some random pictures with my cell phone. On returning with with my family from our vacation there, I could not believe what I captured. In one picture I caught what appears to be a head piece of a native american indian chief. along with some orbs and in another corner of the same picture what appears to be a hooded or shrouded figure. I apologize for not submitted the picture. I still have the pics on my phone. Thank you.

  6. We will be coming back to Lake George tomorrow and I am planning to go back to the fort for another tour on Saturday night. As for the pictures on my phone I would love to make some time to get to the fort and meet with one of the tour guides and show the pictures to them. and I am willing to bring my phone cord with me if the fort would like to transfer the pictures from my phone to the computer. Hope to see all of you then.

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