Crown Point State Historic Site, New York, United States
4.5 (98 reviews) Spent Ranking #1 in Crown Point Historic Sites
A very interesting piece of history
We didn't know what to expect at Crown Point but were so glad we went. Turned out to be a great stop during our trip to the Adirondacks. Visiting historic sites and seeing it in person makes you appreciate those years in school of trying to learn about it. While there are a few ruins left of the British side at Crown Point, there's virtually nothing left on the French side. The British won this battle after all, but Samuel De Champlain was the first to spot it and claim it for France. You see alot of the word "Champlain" around here. Be sure to walk across the street to see the Champlain Lighthouse Memorial as well. This site is open and free, however, there is a charge to go into the museum.
21 Grandview Dr, Crown Point, NY 12928-2852
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4.5 based on (98 reviews)
5Scott S 5:00 PM Oct 16, 2021Crown Point was a Good Surprise on our Way to New Hampshire
We were headed to New Hampshire after finding Ft. Ticonderoga closed on a Monday and found Crown Point really by accident. The site of the fort was important in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War at its location at the base of Lake Champlain. You can still see the ruins from both eras with the British barracks much bigger...made of stone. Crown Point is not far from Ft. T and worth the trip, particularly if the ferry is out and you are heading into Vermont.
5SeñorElGreco 5:00 PM Sep 11, 2021Historic ruins with a view
My wife and I had never heard of Crown Point until about two days before we visited, learning about it from a pamphlet at another state site we were pleasantly surprised with how much we enjoyed this site. The ruins are amazing to see, dating from the 18th century the fort played a prominent role in the French-Indian war. There is a small museum one can visit which costs $4, they show a short film explaining the history of the site and have some interesting artifacts on display. We learned a lot, all very interesting. On top of that the site is on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain. The lake and mountain vistas are impressive, definitely an added bonus while visiting this historic site.