The Old Fort House Museum is located on Lower Broadway in
Fort Edward and features a five building complex of local artifacts
including a "Toll Keepers" house from 1840.
||Museum Hours are 1:00 to 5:00 daily, June-August,
September-mid October open 1 to 5 Tuesday through Sunday and closed on
National Holidays. Open year round by appointment for school
and motor coach tours.
Museum admission is $ 5 for adults, members and children under 18
Our Gift Shop is also open year round during office hours with a large
selection of books on local history.
At the Old Fort House Museum Campus
during your visit you can take a guided tour of:
- The Old Fort House with authentic furnishings depicting the lives of
the occupants from the 1770's through the 1940's
- An 1840's Plank Road Tollhouse restored to reflect the toll collector's
- The 1853 law office of A. Dallas Wait, a Washington County Judge who
practiced law in Fort Edward
- The Riverside Schoolhouse - a one room schoolhouse restored and
furnished to reflect the late 1800's to the early 1900's
- The Cronkhite Pavilion - a late 19th century Washington
County Fairgrounds building which features displays on Native Americans,
military and the history of the Fort Edward Area
- Village of Fort Edward Water
Works Barn which houses exhibits on early transportation and farming
Also of interest is the Baldwin Barn Gallery & Gift Shop and for
researchers, the John P. Burke Research Center along with our
photographic archives located at the Fort Edward Art Center.
The Fort Edward Historical
Association office at 31 Broadway and the Baldwin Barn Gallery
and Gift Shop at the Old Fort House Museum are open weekdays, 10:00
AM to 4:00 PM, the John P. Burke Research Center at 22 Broadway is
open Wednesdays 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and the photographic archives located
at the Fort Edward Art Center, 83 Broadway are open by appointment.