FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR HISTORIC SITES AND MUSEUMS

Historical Sites (27)


New York

Crown Point State Historic Site

Fort St-Frederic, a stone fort completed in 1737, was the keystone of French occupation and control of the Champlain Valley for nearly 30 years. Demolished by the French in August 1759, the Britis...

Fort Bull and Fort Williams

A large stone marker in Rome, NY (at west end of the portage) marks the site of Fort Bull, which was built midway between Oswego and Schenectady. It was attacked by the French in 1756. Fort Bull ...

Fort Edward

Fort Edward is located in Fort Edward, NY, north of Albany, near Glens Falls. The location of the fort is a strategic junction of the Lake Champlain and the Hudson River Valleys. The fort itself ...

Ganondagan State Historic Site

Ganondagan State Historic Site is the location of a major 17th-century Seneca town (Broughton Hill) and palisaded granary (Fort Hill). Three hundred years ago, near Ganondagan, the Marquis de Denon...

Old Fort Johnson

Fort Johnson was the 1749 home of Sir William Johnson. This fieldstone house was the site of numerous Indian conferences. Fort Johnson is located in Amsterdam, NY and is a National Historic Landm...

Fort Klock

Fort Klock was built in 1750 by Johannes Klock. The fort was a trading post and fortified stone house used for refuge during the French and Indian War. The fort is located on a 30 acre complex wi...

Fort Ontario

In 1763, the end of Pontiac’s rebellion was negotiated at Fort Ontario, located in Oswego, NY. The fort was built in 1755 by the British, destroyed by the French, and rebuilt by the British in 175...

Fort Stanwix

Fort Stanwix, located in Rome, NY, was originally built in 1758. The fort guarded portage between the Oneida Lake and Mohawk River. The current fort is a reconstruction on the original site and i...

Fort Ticonderoga

For most of the second half of the 18th century, Fort Ticonderoga was the military key to the Champlain Valley, New York, the Hudson River Valley and western New England and Montreal. This strateg...

Fort William Henry

Fort William Henry, located in Lake George, NY, was constructed in the aftermath of the Battle of Lake George in Sept. of 1755. This is also the site of the French and Indian victory in 1757 immor...

Johnson Hall State Historic Site

This was the estate of William Johnson, the largest single landowner and most influential individual in the settlement of the Mohawk Valley. Begun in 1763, Johnson Hall became the center of an est...

Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor

The Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor encompasses 6,000 square miles through eight counties in the Mohawk River Valley. This east-west passage through the Appalachian Mountain chain was key to the d...

Old Fort Niagara

Fort Niagara controlled the water-and-portage route connecting the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario with the rest of the Great Lakes. The French used the fort as a staging area and supply base ...

Rogers Island Visitors Center

Rogers Island Visitors Center interprets Fort Edward's and Rogers Island's roles during the French and Indian War. Fort Edward, which was once manned by more than 16,000 British soldiers, was a ma...

Saratoga National Historic Park

Saratoga National Historical Park is located in Stillwater, NY, about 30 miles north of Albany. This Revolutionary War era site is adjacent to the site where a French and Indian War era fort and s...

Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site

Located in Albany, NY the Schuyler Mansion was built in 1763 and was the home of Catharine Van Rensselaer and Philip Schuyler.

Stillwater Blockhouse

The Stillwater Blockhouse is a reproduction of a French & Indian War Blockhouse. At the time of the French and Indian War there were two forts in Stillwater: Fort Ingoldsby, built in 1709 and Fort...

Van Alstyne House

The Van Alstyne House was also known as Fort Rensellear. Fort Rensellear, built in 1750, was located in Canajoharie, NY.

Fort Brewerton

Fort Brewerton was built in 1759 after the capture of Fort Niagara and was intended to defend the passage from Albany to the port of Oswego. The original earthworks of the fort still exist and are...

Herkimer Home State Historic Site

This Georgian-style mansion was the home of courageous Revolutionary War hero, General Nicholas Herkimer. He began construction of his mansion about 1764 in the Mohawk Valley frontier. General Herk...

Fort George State Park

The French, under Baron Dieskae, were defeated by the British, led by Sir William Johnson. The ruins of the fort are in the state park.

French Portage Road Historic District

French-Portage Road Historic District, located in Westfield, NY, preserves the memory of the French.

Lake George Underwater Preserve

The Lake George Underwater Preserve is located within 2 miles of Million Dollar Beach on Lake George. It was in this area that seven 30 foot long warships were sunk by the British in the fall of 1...

Bloody Pond

Site of attack by colonists in 1755 with over 100 French troops killed. The historical marker is located long Rt. 9 in Queensbury, NY.

Fort Crailo

Crailo State Historic Site is a museum of Colonial New Netherland history in the upper Hudson Valley. Built in the early 18th century, it was the staging point for many of the regiments fighting a...

Seaway Trail

The New York State Seaway Trail, one of "America's Byways," is a 518 mile scenic route paralleling Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. A well-marked alternative t...

New York Independence Trail

The New York Independence Trail provides a road map for a self-guided tour of some of the most important sites of the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. The trail encompasses some ...