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“So impressed!”

Crown Point State Historic Site
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Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

The film and presenters make history come alive. It was truly an interesting way to learn History for young and old, learning about flintlock rifles was most interesting.

1  Thank BJMan
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

This historical site is a real gem....we learned about a part of our history that we did not know that much about. The museum is small but there is an excellent 12-minute video which is very informative and the docents are friendly and full of interesting information about the forts and the period of our history around the French and Indian War. The ruins are impressive; the walk around them is well explained by the numbered plaques. In addition to that, not having anything to do with the history, the location is spectacular. We very much enjoyed our visit.

2  Thank albanywanderer
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Other reviewers explained this site very well. I wanted to emphasize the pleasure of walking through real ruins, untouched. The soldiers at Crown Point really slept there and they tell you about their life. You can almost see them. The Visitor Center is very interesting. My children actually played hide and seek in the ruins. All the area surrounding the site (the bridge, the NY side visitor center, the VT visitor center) have been redone in honor of the new bridge (the old one was demolished because of old age and sent the area in misery for two years with only a small ferry to cross the lake).

On the other side of the road is a NY State Campground with the lighthouse other reviewers are talking about: very nice example of 19th century architecture, again no reconstruction!

2  Thank givemeabrake
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

If you want to visit a state park where you can see unrestored ruins, this is the place to go. They really are remarkable & there is an interesting visitor's center on site. The Samuel De Champlain light house is just across the road & really quite wonderful! If it's open, you can climb to the top to the observation area. Also, you can stop in at the visitor's center at the foot of the bridge for info on area attractions. The bridge is fun to walk across & you can stop in at teh Bridge Restaurant on the other side before walking back. Very pretty views from it! There is also a historic site on that side of the bridge, Chimney Point which is in VT. A not to be missed stop for early American history buffs!

2  Thank AdkGal2000
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

A must see as part of the history of the area. Visitors center explains it well. A long walk to get all around the grounds.

2  Thank KenTI5
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