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Rogers Island Visitors Center

Lakes to Locks Passage Gateway Visitor and Heritage Centers
Aerial view of Rogers Island – Randy Patton

Rogers Island was the base camp for Major Robert Rogers and more than 400 of his rangers from 1756-1759 during the height of the French & Indian War. It was here, in October of 1757, that Rogers wrote down his now famous "Ranging Rules". The rules are the basis of today's military "Standing Orders" making Rogers Island the birthplace of the U.S. Army Rangers.

Learn about Fort Edward, the largest British military fortification and the 3rd largest city in colonial American, during the French & Indian War. Take a peek into the sutler's store that supplied goods for the thousands of soldiers and support personnel that were stationed here and experience life in a soldier's hut.

Identify And Describe The Management Organization

Owned by the Town of Fort Edward, the Rogers Island Visitors Center is managed by the non-profit Rogers Island Heritage Development Alliance, Inc.

What Are The Stories Told In This Facility

Learn about Fort Edward, the largest British military fortification and the 3rd largest city in colonial American, during the French & Indian War. Take a peek into the sutler's store that supplied goods for the thousands of soldiers and support personnel that were stationed here and experience life in a soldier's hut.

What Are The “Don’t Miss” Experiences In This Community

Old Fort House Museum

Fort Edward Historical Society

Washington County Historical Society

Knox Trail Marker

Sites related to Underground Railroad

What Communities Does This Facility Serve

Town and Village of Fort Edward

Village of Hudson Falls

Town of Kingsbury

Town and Village of Argyle

Hours

Season And Hours Open

June, July, August open daily 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM / May and September open Wed. - Fri. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Off season open by appointment only