Visit Rogers Island at Fort Edward and explore the story of Native Americans and their trade with European settlers. 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..
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.
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.
Don't Miss This When Visiting
While in the Fort Edward area also plan to visit the Old Fort House Museum located at 29 Broadway. The OFHM consists of several historic buildings in addition to the 1772 Old Fort House.
Related Sites Or Experiences
Within a 65 mile radius of the Visitors Center you can also visit these historic military sites: Stillwater Blockhouse, Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater, Fort William Henry in Lake George, Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point State Historic Site.
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.
Suggested Further Reading
Old Fort Edward Before 1800 - by William Hill
Rangers and Redcoats on the Hudson - by David R. Starbuck
Excavating the Sutler's House - by David R. Starbuck
A True Ranger - by Gary Zaboly
The Annotated and Illustrated Journals of Major Robert Rogers - by Tim Todish
Tours Are Offered
Site is Child-friendly
Site is Pet-friendly