“September and October are spectacular months to trek around the battlefield,” says Bruce M. Venter, Alliance Trustee and author of The Battle of Hubbardton and other books on early American military conflicts. “The heat of summer has receded, and a crisp autumn day is a good time to get out for a walk.”
Visitors to the Lake George Battlefield Park Visitor Center can see new additions, including a 1758 Battle of Fort Carillon campaign diorama. Then they can hike through the battlefield and view the remains of Fort George and other remnants of the French & Indian War and the American Revolution.
Beginning this Friday, September 9th and continuing through October 29, the Battlefield Park Visitor Center will be open Friday through Sunday from 10 am until 4 pm. The Battlefield Park Alliance will also continue to host free guided tours of the site each Saturday in September and October, beginning at 11 am.
Additional special programs being sponsored by the Alliance in the coming weeks include:
• Thursday, September 21, 7 pm, Fort William Henry Conference Center, “The Battle of Lake George: Clash of Empires, 1755 “, a presentation by historian John-Eric Nelson, co-sponsored by the French & Indian War Society at Lake George.
• Sunday, October 8, 1 pm, Lake George Battlefield Park, the dedication of a new historical marker describing Carleton’s Raid in 1780, with a tour led by Alliance
Trustee Pat Niles of places in the park associated with the raid.
The Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance is a volunteer organization of individuals who have an abiding interest in the Lake George Region’s critical role in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. The Alliance manages the Battlefield Park’s Visitor Center and sponsors events throughout the year that educate the public about the site, the Lake George Region, and their unique history. For more information, visit www.lakegeorgebattlefield.org.
Photo: 1758 Battle of Fort Carillon campaign diorama on display at the Visitor Center (photo from before it was restored in 2023).