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Crown Point State Historic Site

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Excellent Family Fun

The Crown Point historic site is a great place to visit and take your kids. It's especially fun if you're also staying at the Crown Point State Campground across the street, which... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2016
Lee S
Colchester, Vermont
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Colchester, Vermont
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The Crown Point historic site is a great place to visit and take your kids. It's especially fun if you're also staying at the Crown Point State Campground across the street, which gives you free admission to the excellent museum. It's a fun place to ride bikes through, or walk and tour the ruins of the barracks. You get excellent... More 

1 Thank Lee S
Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stopped by on our way to VT across the Lake Champlain bridge. There are lots of historical markers around the site explaining the history of the site, a museum (we did not check that out) and you can walk around to see some of the old buildings. Nice site and worth a stop.

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you are into history be sure to stop here after seeing the Lake Champlain Lighthouse just across the street. We hiked and climbed all around the battlements, which are rather extensive. Just a little piece of history of the area well-preserved.

1 Thank Dineyander
Windsor, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Crown Point State Historic Site in New York has much to offer. Both the video and exhibits in the museum provide excellent detailed information about the history of Fort St. Frederic and the Crown Point Fort. The ruins of both forts are interesting to explore and the surrounding views of Lake Champlain are beautiful. The Samuel de Champlain Tercentenary... More 

Thank kzsull01
Lake Placid, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This historic site of the old fort is well maintained and fully acessable to visitors at no charge. Beautiful views of Lake Champlain. This is a great spot to explore and have a picnic. Campgrounds are located near by.

Thank adkeval
Williamsburg, Virginia
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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We drove up from Ticonderoga after visiting Fort Ticonderoga; unfortunately the day we were here, the museum was closed so we just walk around a little to see the grounds - we had to be careful since restoration work was ongoing and we didn't want to trespass. The area is stunning - there's a bridge that connects Vermont to New... More 

Thank Sue M
Moriah, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Nicely maintained fort ruins with a museum with history videos and guide. Many times throughout the year, there are historical reenactments and marches. Hiking and bird watching trails. There are a good variety of song birds, shore birds and raptors, including osprey and bald eagles. Benches available to view the bridge, lake and surrounding Adirondack mountains.There is also a pavillon... More 

Thank MoriahMel
Sacramento, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Staff very knowledgeable and the movie was 12 minutes long and very well done. Ruins were beautiful.

Thank Cindy W
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8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We were returning from a visit to Vermont and routed ourselves through Chimney Point VT and across Lake Champlain. I have traveled this route before but never took notice of the historic site. Decided to look it over and thrilled I did. From the road you don't see the remnants, not even from the parking lot. After reading a couple... More 

Thank Jarry W
Bluffton, South Carolina
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stunning views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains await anyone visiting the Crown Point State Historic Site on the NY side of Lake Champlain. This location has the ruins of the French Fort St. Frederic and the ruins of the barracks and walls of the British Crown Point fortress. The British fort is one of the largest built by... More 

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