Crown Point State Historic Site
The New York State Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation maintain the Crown Point State Historic Site for all the enjoy! Crown Point State Historic Site showcases the preserved ruins of two fortifications from the colonial wars between the British and French. The site also features a museum, which includes a multimedia orientation program, large scale models, and an exhibit of original artifacts recovered from the site by archaeologists.
History of Crown Point State Historic Site
The French built one of the two fortifications, named Fort St. Frederic, at the site between 1734 and 1737. It was used as a base for raids on British settlements. As a result, the British began expeditions to take control of Crown Point, and in 1759, they were successful. The British immediately began construction of the second fortification, which they called “His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point.”
Amenities & Activities at Crown Point State Historic Site
Costumed interpreters, educational services, interpretive signs, Museum/Visitors Center, scenic views, and self-guided tours are available. Activities at the site include audio-visual programs, biking, hiking, x-country skiing, and demonstrations. The site also offers access to the historic Crown Point Pier, the Champlain Memorial Lighthouse, the walking paths on either side of the newly constructed Lake Champlain Bridge, and fantastic views of Lake Champlain. Crown Point State Historic Site also has bird conservation areas.
Dogs are allowed, but only those on a leash and under 6 feet in length. Only services dogs are allowed within the museum.
Crown Point State Historic Site Fees & Rates
Admission for adults is $4, $3 for seniors and groups, and free for children 12 years old and under. The picnic shelter is $50/day.