Adding a Touch of History to Your Next Meeting or Event

Old buildings and landmarks are storytellers to the aesthetic and cultural history of a city, helping to give people a sense of place and connection to the past. Historic buildings and places often represent something famous or important to people who live in a city or those visiting.

Why Book at Historic Sites?

Here are just a few reasons why Historic sites are a great venue for meetings and events:

  1. They Add Value. Wow your guests with beautiful details, give topics for discussion, and foster a sense of history and magic.
  2. Old Meets New. Make things interesting with hybrid meetings and connected spaces that have charm and character.
  3. Personality and Versatility. Step away from the traditional corporate, carpeted spaces and allow for guests to explore meeting and event spaces with a unique look and feel.
  4. Location. Take advantage of the historic sites that are located centrally to the city or village they are in. Many of these featured landmarks are found in the heart of your destination.

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Historic Venues for Your Next Meeting or Event in the Lake George Area

Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center

The Hotel.

Opened in June 1855, the Fort William Henry Hotel was located at the head of Lake George at its southernmost point in the Village of Caldwell (now Lake George Village). On a bluff, the 3-story hotel’s main building had a lake-facing frontage stretched out 235 feet with an east wing stretching an additional 115 feet.

Today, the Fort William Henry Hotel offers upscale lodging accommodations with the perfect mix of historical elegance and today’s conveniences. From the traditional grace of the Grand Hotel to the comfort of the Premium East and Standard West rooms, all accommodations enjoy access to our extensive amenities, including an indoor pool with sauna and Whirlpool Spa, Olympic-size outdoor pool,  and three restaurants all on resort grounds.

The Fort.

Located next to the hotel is a historic landmark that allows for guests to step back in time and experience what it was like to be at the outpost in the wilderness in 1757; the hardships and fears of being the front line in defense of the British Colonies from French invaders. Talk with those that were there!

Venue Details:

Total Guest Rooms: 193
Number of Meeting Spaces: 12
Largest Meeting Space: 6,000 sq. ft.
Smallest Meeting Space: 368 sq. ft.

Restaurants: White Lion, Sticky Buns Care, Lookout Bar and Grill (Blacksmith Tavern may be available for private parties)

Address: 48 Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845

Phone: (518) 668-3081

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The Park Theater

The Park Theater is a premier theater, concert, and private event destination in the heart of downtown Glens Falls. The newly renovated century-old theater holds a long and storied history within the historic town of Glens Falls:

The Park Theater first opened its doors on December 23, 1911 as the first movie theater in Glens Falls. The town gathered to watch silent films and vaudeville shows until the movie theater’s closure in 1935.

2018- The Park Theater reopens into a state of the art performing space with Doc’s Restaurant downstairs.

Venue Details

  • Theater Floor – 2,068 SF
  • Stage – 663 SF (38′ wide x 18′ deep x 13′ high)
  • Lobby – 300 SF
  • Greenroom – 296 SF
  • Restaurant: Doc’s Restaurant

Address: 14 Park St, Glens Falls, NY 12801

Phone: (518) 792-1150

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The Queensbury Hotel

The Queensbury Hotel in downtown Glens Falls has been regarded as the city’s centerpiece since 1926.  Centrally located between Saratoga Springs and Lake George, we have had the privilege of welcoming guests from both near and far for over 95 years. 

The Queensbury features 123 newly renovated and carefully appointed guest rooms with contemporary room designs, classic comforts, and countless amenities.

Venue Details:

Flexible Meeting Space: 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space
Largest space: Over 4200 sq. ft in Ballroom and Gold Room
Room: 114 rooms and 11 suites
Restaurants: Park 26 Restaurant and Fenimore’s Pub
Amenities: Onsite massage therapist, esthetician and barber

Address: 88 Ridge St, Glens Falls, NY 12801

Phone: (518) 792-1121

Website and Virtual Tour

The Inn at Erlowest

The Inn at Erlowest, a Queen Anne style Stone Castle, has been meticulously transformed from a private residence into a luxurious Inn and farm to table restaurant. Originally built in 1898 by Mr. Edward Morse Shepard, it was part of “Millionaires’ Row” in the Adirondack Park on Lake George..

In 1999, the owners purchased from a local millionaire who renovated Erlowest into the magnificent Inn. Today, the Erlowest offers elegant lodging and locally inspired cuisine in its warm, intimate setting located alongside the beautiful waters of Lake George.

Venue Details:

# Suites: 10

Flexible Meeting Space: 5,000

Restaurant: Inn at Erlowest Dining Room, and Liberty Bar

Address: 3178 Lake Shore Dr, Lake George, NY 12845

Phone:  (518) 668-5928

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Silver Bay YMCA

Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center on the shores of Lake George provides a perfect mix of beauty and history!  Whether you’re bringing your board of directors or a family reunion, Silver Bay has activities and programs for each member of your group. Silver Bay’s waterfront campus is 700-acres of fun within the Adirondack Park of New York State.

The conference center is one of only a few of its type in the United States and is host to many large groups throughout the year. The center was started in 1900 and has notable structures include the historic Hepbron Hall, built in 1901, a sprawling Victorian Mansion built in 1895 called Paine Hall, a 700 person auditorium built in 1909, Helen Hughes Chapel, built in 1921, Fisher Gymnasium (1917) and the Boathouse. . The Silver Bay YMCA Conference & Family Retreat Center was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. (taken from wikipedia).

Silver Bay is also the home of the Hacker Boat Co., the oldest builder of motorboats in the world. Silver Bay YMCA is the site of the first historic encampment of the BSA (Boy Scouts of America), founded in 1910.

Silver Bay also offers an array of meeting spaces to fit the needs of your group; ranging from quaint enclosed pavilions and historic halls to a 700-person auditorium.

Venue Details:

Room Styles: Cottage, Large Group, Private, Shared

Largest Meeting Space: 2,592 sq. ft.

Dining:On-site chef

Address: 87 Silver Bay Rd, Silver Bay, NY 12874

Phone:  (518) 668-5928

Website and Virtual Tour

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