Local History

Lake George is home to many historical sites and landmarks. On this page is just a sampling!

Theodore Roosevelt poses on the porch of the Fort William Henry Hotel. He attended the dedication of the Battle of Lake George Monument on September 8, 1903.

Throughout the years many famous people throughout history have set eyes upon Lake George:

  • Thomas A. Edison Jr.
  • U.S. Grant
  • Ben Franklin
  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Princess Margaret
  • William Fay
  • Secretary Roosevelt
  • Aaron Burr
  • Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes
  • Governor John A. Dix
  • Gloria Swanson
  • Edward W. Browning
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Senator Robert F. Kennedy
  • Jim Whittaker (first American to summit Mount Everest)
  • James Madison
  • Gov. Rockefeller
  • Mr. Walter Pulitzer (son of Albert Pulitzer, founder of New York Journal)
  • Georgia O'Keefe
  • Charles Lindbergh