Vaudreuil's Raid 1757 Reenactment

03/22/2019
Fort William Henry Museum,
48 Canada StreetLake George, NY 12845
518-668-5471

A two day winter raid on Fort William Henry by approximately 1,600 French forces and their Native American allies under Francois Pierre de Rigaud de Vaudreuil.

In the winter of 1757 British sentries heard tapping which was advance troops testing the ice. The fort began firing the canon which forced the French off the ice.The British would not surrender, continuing the gunfire and cannon fire on the French. Vaudreuil ordered the out buildings, a sawmill, boats and provisions be set on fire and then set out for home.

The reenactment will take place at 2pm. There will also be musket firing, military drill and more history fun!

You will also celebrate local New York State Craft Beverages featuring some of the best local breweries, wineries and distilleries. They will share about their products and have samples for tasting.

Please Note - you MUST be 21 and older for sample tastings and to purchase these products.

This free event takes place from 9am until 3pm.

 

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