Crown Point State Historic Site, Crown Point

Crown Point State Historic Site is the site of a former military stronghold at the south end of the wider part of Lake Champlain. The location is in Essex County, New York, USA. The site is on a peninsula in the town of Crown Point, New York.

Crown Point is the location of the 1734–1759 French-built Fort St. Frédéric limestone fortress and an even more ambitious British fort constructed during the French and Indian War, starting in 1759, Fort Crown Point. During the American Revolutionary War, the fort was captured by Seth Warner and his Green Mountain Boys militia on May 12, 1775, but was re-taken by the British invasion under General John Burgoyne early in the summer of 1777.

Once at the front line of the New World clash between two colonizing European nations, the two forts' ruins remain and are operated as a historic attraction by the State of New York.
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  • It's always interesting to see history in a more natural state, as opposed to the fully reconstructed reinterpretations. That's what this site offers, a picture of fortifications left as they were fou...  more »
  • We did a road trip in New York to the Adirondacks, and wanted to see and do a variety of things. We considered going to Fort Ticonderoga but chose to go here instead for our "fort" visit for several r...  more »
  • It was a great place to walk around for the morning. The visit to the museum is nice and worth the $4 entry fee. The ruins are fun to walk around and you get great views of the lake. I wish I had pack...  more »
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  • Awesome piece of history! Henry Knox Noble Train of Artillery begins here. A must see!
  • Worth a visit. I enjoyed it.
  • The docent have a very informative explanatiom of the history of the forts Herr.
  • Amazing place for family fun. Lots of fun facts about both the Revolutionary War and French and Indian War. Also a great photo opportunity.
  • Extremely photogenic. You can park in Vermont and walk across the bridge to explore the British and French Canadian ruins.

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