Lake George has something for everyone! For curious minds, we recommend slicing out a section of your vacation to visit Lake George’s museums. From fascinating historical sites to hands-on kids’ activities and fine art, there is a local museum to pique everyone’s interest! Choose The Lodges at Cresthaven to host your Adirondack getaway and learn something new together just a short drive away from your vacation rental!

1. Fort William Henry Museum

Experience the fascinating history of Lake George at Fort William Henry, which commanded the region during the French and Indian War. Sign up for a guided tour and discover the sights, sounds, and stories at the Fort. Your tour begins with a museum tour of the main exhibits highlighting the battles of the Fort. Afterward, you will speak with a soldier and witness a musket and cannon firing. They also offer haunted history tours for visitors looking for some frights this fall!

2. House of Frankenstein Wax Museum

Explore a one-of-a-kind museum in Lake George, the House of Frankenstein Wax MuseumThis museum features hallways of terrifying monsters that move, talk, and even scream. Walk through the hallway and see if you have what it takes to make it through to the end! 

3. Lake George Historical Association

Learn more about local history at the Lake George Historical Association Museum. Stroll through exhibits highlighting the presence of Native Americans in the area, the women’s suffrage movement, and famous artists at this Lake George museum!

4. Chapman Museum

Make the short drive to Glens Falls and visit the Chapman Museum! This is a fantastic option for families, with hands-on exhibits to engage the kids in local history. Learn about everyday hometown life in the Adirondacks through historic photographs, exhibits, and artifacts. 

5. Hyde Collection

Visit Hyde Collection, a world-class art museum featuring almost 6,000 years of art history with distinguished European and American art collections. The permanent collection features more than 4,000 paintings, works on paper, sculpture, furniture, and textiles. They also feature rotating exhibits and events to promote fine arts in the Lake George area.

Learn Something New at Lake George Museums

Plan your Adirondack getaway with The Lodges at Cresthaven, and take some time to explore the Lake George museums nearby. After your adventures, enjoy waterfront dining at our very own Boathouse Restaurant. Find your group’s perfect Adirondack vacation rental and browse our specials to save on your upcoming getaway!