Crown Point State Historic Site

Crown Point, New York

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 British built His Majesty's Fort of Crown Point later that summer. It became the largest British fort in the colonies. The fort was destroyed by fire in April 1773. Located in Crown Point, NY, at the Champlain Bridge (to Vermont), both forts are National Historic Landmarks. A four hundred acre site including the ruins of French and British fortifications may be viewed while following a "self-guided" Walking tour. The site museum exhibits some of the over 22,000 artifacts recovered from the ruins and a twelve minute slide presentation presents an overview of the colonial history of the site or it may be viewed while following a "self-guided" walking tour.

Crown Point, New York

Hours of Operation

Museum is open May through October, Wednesday through Monday (inclusive) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The grounds are open until dusk (through Columbus Day), otherwise by appointment.

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Lake Placid/Essex County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Visitor Experiences

Fort on Site
Group Tours
Handicap Accessibility
Hiking/Biking Trail
Park/Recreation Area
Picnic Area
Visitors Center