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Lake George museum using augmented reality to go back in time

Mark Mulholland
Created: May 11, 2022 07:04 PM

Ever wonder what it was like during the siege of Fort William Henry? Augmented reality will now take you back to that moment in time during the French and Indian War in 1757.

The landmark and major cultural destination on the southern shore of Lake George is now open for the season.

The new augmented reality experience puts you directly in the siege of the fort.

It features a bird's eye view of the fort, the entrenched camp and the French firing at the fort itself.

You'll be able to manipulate the augmented reality by downloading an app and moving your smartphone to explore more of the surrounding area.

Lindsay Doyle, the Fort's executive director, says, "We look forward to building family memories, fostering enjoyment in our site's beauty, and inspiring visitors to discover the power of the past and its meaning to us today."

Fort William Henry also offers a daytime living history tour, where you can watch live musket and cannon firings, play 18th century games and join the King's Army.

Some also believe the grounds are haunted - and haunted history tours of the fort are held on weekends.

Fort William Henry is open 9:30 to 5 every day through October 30.

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