The Crown Point State Historic Site celebrated its 100th anniversary Sept. 18 with birthday cake cut by an 18th century sword. From left are Site Manager Thomas Hughes, Dougla Pyrke, Friends of Crown Point President John Freilich and Crown Point Historian Joan Hunsdon.
The historic fort ruins at Crown Point became a permanently-preserved state park April 22, 1910. It boasts two National Historic Landmarks on 380 acres of Lake Champlain waterfront, the stone remains of the French-built Fort St. Frederic (1734-1759) and the British Crown Point fort (1759-1773).
Both sites have endured through the centuries as authentic ruins, allowing guests to see the foundations of the forts in their original locations and to imagine the forts as they were in the 1700s, when they teemed with activities.